NEW YORK – The Fair Media Council is introducing several new categories to its annual Folio Awards competition, honoring the best in local news and social media. New, earlier deadlines are also being implemented to accommodate moving the awards luncheon into the month of March, instead of April.
“The continuous introduction of new categories reflects the trends and public interest of the times,” said Jaci Clement, CEO and Executive Director of the Fair Media Council. “Input from the media also weighs heavily, as we strive to make the awards program as relevant and meaningful as possible to the winners and to the community at large.”
FMC is introducing the following news categories:
Public Service news
Public Policy news
Animal Welfare news & features
Disability news & features
Immigration news & features
The social media categories have nearly doubled since their introduction more than five years ago. Now, the Folio Awards social media category includes:
Any news outlet or freelancer may enter the news categories, but some or all of a news story must be Long Island specific. Social media categories are open to the news media, freelancers, businesses and nonprofits, and have no Long Island-focus requirements.
The Folio Awards Luncheon is slated for March 24, 2017 at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY. It’s the biggest media event on Long Island, and has enjoyed a distinguished history of bringing the best in news together with leaders in business and the community.
Photo by Chris Boyle from the 2016 FOLIO Awards Ceremony. Press Release by the Fair Media Council. Press Release Made Available by the Fair Media Council.
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