The News Conference: Real & Powerful 2023
ONLINE BEGINNING JAN. 9
An exclusive gathering featuring the best in news engaging in open dialogue with you, the news consumer. That's Real & Powerful.
Schedule at a Glance
Monday, Jan. 9: NATIONAL NEWS
11 a.m. – NATIONAL NEWS FORECAST
12 noon – IN THE NEWS: GUNS IN AMERICA
Tuesday, Jan. 10: REGIONAL NEWS
10 a.m. – NEW YORK NEWS FORECAST
11 a.m. – BUSINESS & ECONOMIC NEWS FORECAST
Wednesday, Jan. 11: HYPERLOCAL NEWS
9 a.m. – IN THE NEWS: A LOOK BACK AT LONG ISLAND’S BIGGEST STORIES
10 a.m. – LONG ISLAND NEWS FORECAST
PLUS: FMC Fast Chat with America's Foremost Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley
From grading the president to grading the news media’s coverage of the White House and politics, we’ll take a quick spin through history to find out if there’s anything that can help us understand what George Santos has done to American politics. All this and more as part of our annual sit-down with the bestselling author, professor of history at Rice University, and presidential historian for CNN.
Date/Time TBA. As always, we take your questions.
Monday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. - National News Forecast
Expect nothing less than a wild ride through the nation’s capital with this distinguished group of political insiders. Smart, savvy and witty, they pull back the curtain on D.C.’s wheeling and dealing — no matter what side of the aisle it’s happening on. No topic is off limits — and they take your questions, too. (Use the Q&A box during the event.) Find out who and what they’re keeping tabs on and, in the process, gain a better understanding of how news decisions are made. They’ve been Real & Powerful notables since 2021.
Monday, Jan. 9, 12 Noon - At Issue: Media Coverage of Gun Violence in America
We go beyond the “thoughts and prayers” soundbite to discuss how the news media is covering gun violence in America today. Expert speakers offer insight and first-hand accounts. Most importantly, they answer your questions (use the Q&A box during the event) as they tackle the issue in real-time to address why gun violence is on a northward trajectory in this country, and what communities are doing to counter it.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. - New York News Forecast
Oh, New York. When it comes to news and politics, you are the gift that just keeps on giving. December alone was one for the books, who can guess what will happen next? These folks, that’s who. Get the scoop on what’s happening in Albany, New York and Long Island before you hear it in the news. Ask your own questions (use the Q&A box during the event). Find out who and what they’re keeping tabs on — and why it’s important to you.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m. - Business & Economic News Forecast
Get an insider’s view of what will make business and economic news headlines in 2023, as well as how and why the coverage would differ at each of these news outlets. Expect a great conversation to help business and community leaders from Main Street to Wall Street put the news into perspective. They’ll even answer your questions (use the Q&A box during the event) and perhaps entertain a story pitch.
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. - A Look Back: Long Island's Big Stories
They’ve spent their careers covering Long Island, now they have the chance to talk about it: The biggest stories they covered to the ones that touched them the most, this panel discussion will take you behind the scenes to illustrate how the news that happened turned into headlines you know so well. They’ll take your questions (Use the Q&A box during the event).
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. - Long Island News Forecast
What does 2023 have in store for Long Island? Find out from this panel of hyperlocal news leaders who make the decisions on what you see and hear in the news, as well as what you don’t. Get a look at the stories they are watching from the Nassau/Queens border to the East End — and why it’s important for you to be in the know. Ask why they choose the stories they do (use the Q&A box during the event) and maybe even pitch your story.
Updates in progress. Journalists scheduled to appear may be substituted due to breaking news. Check back soon for more!
ABOUT FAIR MEDIA COUNCIL’S THE NEWS CONFERENCE: REAL & POWERFUL This award-winning event for public service & activism brings together the best in news to take the public behind the scenes, with exclusive conversations and insider access. Gain a greater understanding of current events, as well as how news decisions are made — it’s all part of FMC’s mission to create a media-savvy society. This is a must-attend for business and community leaders, advocates, educators and students. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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