Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards on May 1, 2009 To Feature Keynotes by Media Icons Dan Rather & William F. Baker
January 29, 2009
(Long Island, N.Y.) The Fair Media Council presents the Folio Awards on Friday, May 1, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club. This year FMC’s Folio Awards will be a special 30th anniversary celebration. Keynoting the Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards will be two media icons: WNET/WLIW Public Television’s William F. Baker and Dan Rather. Co-hosting will be the WPIX anchor team Kaity Tong and Jim Watkins. A special invocation by “The God Squad” will also be featured.
Television executive William F. Baker, Ph.D. is president emeritus of Educational Broadcasting Corp., parent company of WNET-TV (Channel Thirteen) and WLIW-TV (Channel 21), where he served as CEO for 20 years.
Veteran news anchor Dan Rather, in 2006, founded the company News and Guts and became anchor and managing editor of HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports, which specializes in investigative journalism and international reporting.
“The Folio Awards are equally important to the community and the media,” said Jaci Clement, executive director of the Fair Media Council. “The winning stories are chosen by community leaders for the stories’ importance and impact on the community. This event is a powerful way to talk back to the local news, and it serves to illustrate what the community wants and needs from its news coverage.”
The Fair Media Council’s annual awards luncheon attracts more than 800 business, community and media leaders. Sponsorships, souvenir journal advertising and tickets are available, but selling fast. Tickets are $295 for members of the Fair Media Council and $450 for non-members. Early Bird discount tickets are available until January 31, 2009.
For more information, contact Jodi at 516.224.1860 ext. 100, or email jodi(at)fairmediacouncil.org.
The Fair Media Council is a 501c not-for-profit organization that advocates for quality local news coverage and educates the public on issues affecting local news coverage. To join the 200-plus New York businesses that are members of the Fair Media Council, log on to www.fairmediacouncil.org.
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