Local News Media Categories: Folio Awards

Please review all rules listed below the categories.  Categories are A: Television & Radio; B: Newspaper/Magazines; C: Social Media for News Media.

Local News Awards Category A: Television & Radio (includes podcasts & online-only TV/Radio formats) 

A01. Watchdog News

A02. Public Service News

A03. Public Policy News

A04. Breaking News Story

A05. Breaking News Story: TEAM Coverage

A06. Continuing News Story (submit all segments)

A07. Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism

A08. Animal Welfare News

A09. Animal Welfare Feature

A10. #summerofhell News

A11. #summerofhell Feature

A12. Healthcare Reform News

A13. Healthcare Reform Feature

A14. Water Quality News

A15. Water Quality Feature

A16. Suburban Trends News

A17. Suburban Trends Features

A18. Nonprofit News

A19. Nonprofit Features

A20. Land Development News

A21. Land Development Feature

A22. Higher Education News

A23. Higher Education Feature

A24. Sean Fanelli Award for Education Reporting (for stories relating to pre-K, K-12 education)

A25. Addiction Coverage News

A26. Addiction Coverage Feature

A27. Gang Violence News

A28. Gang Violence Feature

A29. Historic Preservation News

A30. Historic Preservation Feature

A31. Technology & Innovation News

A32. Technology & Innovation Feature

A33. Hunger News

A34. Hunger Feature

A35. Farm-to-Table News

A36. Farm-to-Table Feature

A37. Small Business News

A38. Small Business Feature

A39. Tourism News

A40. Tourism Feature

A41. Millennial News

A42. Millennial Feature

A43. LGBTQ Rights News

A44. LGBTQ Rights Feature

A45. Cyberbullying News

A46. Cyberbullying Feature

A47. 2017 Long Island Story of the Year

A48. Feature Story (under 15 minutes)

A49. Feature Story (16-30 minutes)

A50. Feature Story (longer than 31 minutes)

A51. Health & Wellness News

A52. Health & Wellness Feature

A53. Science News

A54. Science Feature

A55. Environment News

A56. Environment Feature

A57. Art/Cultural News

A58. Art/Cultural Feature

A59. Entertainment News

A60. Entertainment Feature

A61. Msgr. Thomas Hartman Award for Religious News

A62. Historical News

A63. Historical Feature

A64. Sports News

A65. Sports Feature

A66. Political News

A67. Political News: TEAM Coverage

A68. Enterprise Reporting (may be a series)

A69. Economic or Business News

A70. Economic or Business Feature

A71. Weather, Boating & Coastal News

A72. Weather, Boating & Coastal Feature

A73. Weather, Boating & Coastal News: TEAM Coverage

A74. Consumer Issues News

A75. Consumer Issues Feature

A76. Community Affairs News

A77. Community Affairs Feature

A78. Community Service News

A79. Community Service Feature

A80. Best Morning Newscast (enter one newscast)

A81. Best Evening Newscast (enter one newscast)

A82. Best Talk Show/Magazine

A83. Best Morning News Anchor (enter one newscast)

A84. Best Evening News Anchor (enter one newscast)

A85. Best News Special

A86. Energy News

A87. Energy Feature

A88. Traffic or Transportation News

A89. Traffic or Transportation Feature

A90. Lifetime Achievement – May be self nominated or nominated by a colleague.


Local News Awards Entry Rules

  • Any news organization or freelancer is eligible to enter.
  • Each story must focus, all or in part, on Long Island, N.Y. (Nassau and Suffolk counties).
  • Failure to comply with rules will result in disqualification.
  • Entries must be received with payment by due date.
  • Entry forms must be filled out completely. Information contained on the forms will be used for publication for winning entries.
  • Entries must be as broadcast, published or posted – no edited versions or composites.
  • Entries must be broadcast or published between  12/1/16 – 11/30/17. 
  • Folio judges reserve the right to withhold awards in any category or to transfer an entry to another category.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring hyperlinks remain active through March 31, 2018, to allow time for the judging process to be completed.

Local News Awards Category B: Newspaper/Magazine Entry Categories (includes online-only newspaper/magazine)

B01. Watchdog News

B02. Public Service News

B03. Public Policy News

B04. Breaking News Story

B05. Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism (May not be a series. Enter a series in Enterprise Reporting.)

B06. Continuing News Story (submit all segments)

B07. News Analysis

B08. Animal Welfare News

B09. Animal Welfare Feature

B10. #summerofhell News

B11. #summerofhell Feature

B12. Healthcare Reform News

B13. Healthcare Reform Feature

B14. Water Quality News

B15. Water Quality Feature

B16. Suburban Trends News

B17. Suburban Trends Features

B18. Nonprofit News

B19. Nonprofit Features

B20. Land Development News

B21. Land Development Feature

B22. Higher Education News

B23. Higher Education Feature

B24. Dr. Sean Fanelli Award for Education Reporting (for stories relating to pre-K, K-12 education)

B25. Addiction Coverage News

B26. Addiction Coverage Feature

B27. Gang Violence News

B28. Gang Violence Feature

B29. Historic Preservation News

B30. Historic Preservation Feature

B31. Technology & Innovation News

B32. Technology & Innovation Feature

B33. Hunger News

B34. Hunger Feature

B35. Farm-to-Table News

B36. Farm-to-Table Feature

B37. Small Business News

B38. Small Business Feature

B39. Tourism News

B40. Tourism Feature

B41. Millennial News

B42. Millennial Feature

B43. LGBTQ Rights News

B44. LGBTQ Rights Feature

B45. Cyberbullying News

B46. Cyberbullying Feature

B47. 2017 Long Island Story of the Year

B48. Feature Story – Under 1,000 words

B49. Feature Story- 1,000-2,000 words

B50. Feature Story – More than 2,000 words

B51. Science News

B52. Science Feature

B53. Health & Wellness News

B54. Health & Wellness Feature

B55. Environment News

B56. Environment Feature

B57. Lifestyle News

B58. Lifestyle Feature

B59. Economic or Business News

B60. Economic or Business Feature

B61. Consumer Issues News

B62. Consumer Issues Feature

B63. Political News

B64. Political Feature

B65. Editorial

B66. Enterprise Reporting

B67. Best Column

B68. Commentary

B69. Political Commentary

B70. Best Newspaper

B71. Weather, Boating & Coastal News

B72. Sports News

B73. Sports Feature

B74. Entertainment News

B75. Entertainment Feature

B76. Special Report

B77. Special Section

B78. Msgr. Thomas Hartman Award for Religious Reporting

B79.  Lifetime Achievement Award – May be self nominated or nominated by a colleague.


Local News Awards Entry Rules

  • Any news organization or freelancer is eligible to enter the Fair Media Council’s local news awards.
  • Each story must focus, all or in part, on Long Island, N.Y. (Nassau and Suffolk counties).
  • Failure to comply with rules will result in disqualification.
  • Entries must be received with payment by due date.
  • Entry forms must be filled out completely. Information contained on the forms will be used for publication for winning entries.
  • Entries must be as broadcast, published or posted – no edited versions or composites.
  • Entries must be broadcast or published between  12/1/16 – 11/30/17. 
  • Folio judges reserve the right to withhold awards in any category or to transfer an entry to another category.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring hyperlinks remain active through March 31, 2018, to allow time for the judging process to be completed.

Category C: Social Media Categories for News Media

C01. Best in Multimedia News – Traditional news story leveraged with social media to reach an extended audience. May include up to 5 social media channels

C02. Best Use of Social Media by a Broadcast News Outlet – One story or news package that includes up to 5 social media channels

C03. Best Use of Social Media by a Newspaper – One story or news package that includes up to 5 social media channels

C04. Best Use of Social Media by a Magazine – One story or news package that includes up to 5 social media channels

C05. Best News Blog — Enter up to 3 stories

C06. Best Podcast — Enter one complete podcast

C07. Best Use of Social Media for Community Engagement – One story or campaign that includes up to 5 social media channels

C08. Best Use of Social Media for Sports – One story or news package that includes up to 5 social media channels

C09. Best Use of Social Media for Weather – One story or news package that includes up to 5 social media channels

C10. Best Use of Social Media for Current Events – One story or news package that includes up to 5 social media channels

C11. Best Use of Social Media for Political Coverage – One story or news package that includes up to 5 social media channels

C12. Best Use of Social Media for Breaking News – One story that includes up to 5 social media channels

C13. Best Use of Facebook Live – Enter one story

C14. Best Use of Facebook – Enter up to 3 examples

C15. Best Use of Instagram – Enter up to 3 examples

C16. Best Use of Twitter – Enter up to 3 examples

C17. Best Community Service Campaign – Enter one campaign that includes up to 5 social media channels

C18. Best Public Service Campaign – Enter one campaign that includes up to 5 social media channels

C19. Best App

C20. Most Innovative Use of Social Media by a News Outlet  – Enter one campaign that includes up to 5 social media channels


Social Media Entry Rules

  1. All social media entries must include: Summary of news story or campaign and results — not to exceed 200 words.  Analytics to illustrate scope of audience engagement must be included.
  2. These social media awards are open to news outlets and freelancers.
  3. Submissions must have been active campaigns between Dec. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017.
  4. The Fair Media Council reserves the right to withhold awards in any category or to transfer an entry to another category.
  5. Entry fees apply per each complete entry and must be received by the entry deadline. Failure to submit proper entry fees will disqualify entries.
  6. Entries that do not abide by the rules set forth by the Fair Media Council will be disqualified.
  7. Only winners will be notified.
  8. Winners will be publicly announced at the Folio Awards Luncheon in 2018.

 

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