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Nominate Today! Fair Media Council Folio Awards

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2024  FOLIO AWARDS ARE DUE FEBRUARY FIRST! This event, run by our sponsor The Fair Media Council, recognizes the best in news and social media. All may be nominated – professionals, freelancers, students — so long as the work was published in 2023. Entries may include National and New York regional news of any topic, along with LI hyper-local news stories. Social media submissions may come from anywhere to educate, inspire, or enlighten.


The nominees are judged by both “accomplished journalists and communication professionals alongside community leaders with a demonstrated commitment to the communities they serve.” Select invitations are sent each year, together with detailed guidelines for evaluating entries. I’m honored to have been a judge myself in the past, and found the experience deeply educational and enlightening. This event itself is excellent networking, bringing together the best in media and public relations, as well as a whole host of local notables. You can find information about both past judges and honorees here.

About the Fair Media Council

The Fair Media Council has a multi-pronged mission that essentially works to advance quality journalism, and to help people become more discerning and better understand the media landscape. Their Member Benefits are valuable, their newsletter informative and thought provoking. 

Subscribe to their Award-Winning Podcast, “FMC Fast Chat,” which engages notable guests in profound, informative conversation. The latest episode, “Building Bridges in a Time of Media Polarization,” features global media literacy educator Belinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D. 

You can also participate in their upcoming AI Boot Camp, which offers “everything you need to know now about AI literacy and how to put this knowledge to work for you.”


Had enough of all that? Tired of endless doom scrolling and distraction? Yearning for more time here, now and in the real world? 

They’ve also got  “Screen Time Tracker Journal & Guide to Digital Wellness” that you can purchase (and will come free with your AI-event ticket). Designed for professionals, students or anyone who wants to take control and achieve a better tech-life balance, it’s an actual 296-page book that lays out a 10-minute/day, 12-week program to teach you “how to optimize your time online to achieve your goals and live a happier, healthier life.”


However you choose to engage, it’s information you can use.