Labor leader John R. Durso is one of 35 distinguished community leaders who have been appointed to judge the news in the Fair Media Council’s annual Folio Awards program, a high-profile celebration of news that has been judged by the public to best represent what the Long Island community wants and needs in its news.
I have greatly enjoyed my experience being a Folio judge. I have be able to view the outstanding work of the nominees and to see how it impacts our community. It has been very rewarding, said Durso.
Durso is president of Local 338 and president of Long Island Federation of Labor.
Folio judges spend countless hours reviewing hundreds of news stories, which are submitted by media outlets primarily from the New York metro area, but often as far away as Canada.
“The Folio Awards is a green-light ethics program, unlike any in the country, which shows the media what the public wants in its news,” said FMC CEO Jaci Clement. “It’s an incredibly effective method for improving the quality of local news. We are honored to have such exemplary community leaders serve as Folio judges and make this program possible.”
Judging results will be made public at the FMC Folio Awards, a star-studded affair that is the biggest media event on Long Island, on Friday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club. About 600 business, community and government leaders, as well as the media, attend. Major supporters to date include Briarcliffe College, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, North Shore-LIJ Health System, WeiserMazars LLP, PSEG, Protiviti, Hofstra University and the law firm of Murphy Bartol & O’Brien.
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