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The Public Has Judged: FMC Folio Award Winners Announced

 

Hundreds of journalists, business and community leaders were in attendance at the annual FMC Folio Awards on April 20, to find out who the public chose as the best in local news and social media.

The FMC received a record number of Folio entries this year, and 37 awards were given out for stories that ranged from Hurricane Irene to the murders at Gilgo Beach. The prestigious Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism went to Long Island Press, WABC-TV, and WSHU Public Radio.

This year marked the third year for social media categories at the Folio Awards. The Social Media Icon Award went to HJMT and the Best Non-Profit Campaign Award was awarded to Winthrop- University Hospital.  

The complete list of winners is below.

The event held at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y., kicked off with a keynote address by media personality Donny Deutsch. Deutsch makes frequent media appearances and came to fame when he hosted "The Big Idea," a talk show spotlighting entrepreneurs and their quest to achieve the American Dream. He is also the chairmen of Deutsch Inc.

The CBS New York anchor team Maurice DuBois and Kristine Johnson co-hosted the award ceremony. Award presenters included television and radio anchors NBC New York's Lynda Baquero and Michael Gargiulo, My9's Harry Martin and Sharon Crowley, PIX 11's Frances Rivera and Sukanya Krishnan, FiOs 1's CJ Papa and Megan Vega, WCBS News Radio 880's Steve Scott and Wayne Cabot, and Fox 5 New York's Steve Lacy and Jill Nicolini.

"The Folio Awards signify the highest of honors in news and social media, because it is the public who judges the work for relevance to the community," said Fair Media Council Executive Director Jaci Clement. "Despite monumental changes happening within the news industry, stories of substance and stories that matter are still being told. Those are the stories that earn Folios."

Major sponsors for the event included Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Briarcliffe College, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and WeiserMazars LLP.

The Fair Media Council (FMC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that educates businesses, nonprofits and the public to become media savvy. FMC also advocates for quality local news coverage and has about 200 New York Metro area businesses and nonprofits as members. For more information go to www.fairmediacouncil.org, email info@fairmediacouncil.org or call 516.224.1860 or 855.432.4763.

FMC Folio Winners 2012

Television and Radio:

Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Broadcast

Hurricane Irene - Long Island Power

Aug. 29, 2011

1010 WINS

Reporter: Terry Sheridan & the 1010 WINS News Team

 

Continuing News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Broadcast

Tragedy at Gilgo Beach

Dec. 14, 2010 - April 6, 2011

WCBS NewsRadio 880

Reporters: Mike Xirinachs, Sophia Hall & the WCBS NewsRadio Team

 

Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Jail Death Tapes

Feb. 21, 2011 - Feb. 22, 2011

WABC - TV

Reporter: Sarah Wallace

Photographer/Editor: Rob Cantwell

 

LIPA Struggles to Provide Oversight of Storm Costs

April 27, 2011

WSHU Public Radio

Reporter: Charles Lane

Editor: Naomi Starobin

 

Feature Story in a Regular Newscast

Heroes On Our Island: The Comeback Kid

April 19, 2011

FiOS 1 News

Phil Corsentino, Rich Barrabi

 

Spot News Story

The Fury of Irene

Aug. 28, 2011 - Aug. 29, 2011

WCBS NewsRadio 880

Reporters: Mike Xirinachs, Sophia Hall & the WCBS NewsRadio Team

Feature Story - Long Form

Inside a Place Where the Sunrise Lasts All Day Long

Aug. 24, 2011 & Sept. 27, 2011

Patch.com, StaceySweet.tv

Host and Producer: Stacey Sweet

Videographer/Editor: Tom Zweibel

 

Science, Health, or Environment News

Motorcycle Granny

Aug. 28, 2011

WPIX - TV

Reporter: Dr. Steve Salvatore

Photographer: Ian Handler

Producer: Noreen Lark          

 

Island Assignment: Food Day 2011

Nov. 20, 2011

WALK 97.5 FM

Reporter/Producer: David North

 

Colored Contacts Danger

June 28, 2011

WNBC - TV

Pei-Sze Cheng, Jeff Richardson


Cultural, Artistic, Historical or Religious News

The Hooligan Navy

Nov. 18, 2011

WNBC - TV

Reporter: Greg Cergol

Producer/Photographer: John Albertson

 

Political News Coverage

Suffolk's Pioneering Redistricting Commission Threatened

Aug. 12, 2011

WSHU Public Radio

Reporter: Charles Lane

Editor: Naomi Starobin

 

An Ugly Campaign

Oct. 18, 2011, Oct. 19, 2011, Nov. 9, 2011

WNBC - TV

Reporter: Greg Cergol

Photographers: John Albertson, Justin Laub

 

Economic, Business or Consumer Issues News

Jobless on Long Island

Dec. 12, 2011

News 12 Long Island

Reporter: Stone Grissom

Photographer: Drew Singh

 

Sports News

The Black Beast

May 6, 2011

WNBC - TV

Reporter: Greg Cergol

Producer/Photographer: John Albertson

Enterprise Reporting

Harvest of Hunger Long Island

Nov. 24, 2011

FiOS 1 News

Phil Corsentino, Richard French III, Megan Vega, Clare Hickey,

Carolyn Fortino, Holli Haerr, Jackie Shutack

 

Taxes: Accountability News

Water Districts

Dec. 14, 2010

WNYW - Fox 5

Barbara Nevins Taylor, Ray Parisi, Alan Lesner, Vinny Mariani

 

Energy Trends & Innovations Feature Reporting

BNL Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Jan. 25, 2011

MyLITV

Waldo Cabrera

 

School-to-workforce Feature Reporting

Commerce Plaza

March 2, 2011

MyLITV

Waldo Cabrera

 

 Transportation Improvements Feature Reporting

Eliminating Blind Spots

Dec. 9, 2010

WCBS - TV

Reporter: Jennifer McLogan

 

Newspaper & Magazine

Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism

Membership Has Its Privileges: Is NCPD Selling Different Treatment to Private Citizens?

March 31, 2011

Long Island Press

Freelance Reporter: Shelly Feuer Domash

Senior Reporter/Editor -Investigations: Christopher Twarowski

 

Feature Story - Under 2,000 words

Same Song

July 1, 2011

Long Island Business News

Special Sections Editor: Ambrose Clancy

 

Feature Story - More than 2,000 words

What A Mess: A Nassau's Shuttered Police Crime Lab Lay in Ruins, Millions Are at Stake and New Allegations Surface About Who Knew What, and When

July 21, 2011

Long Island Press

Freelance Reporter: Shelly Feuer Domash

Senior Reporter/Editor-Investigations: Christopher Twarowski

 

Science, Health or Environment News

Gas Rush: Lines Are Drawn in New York and Long Island's Heated Hydrofracking Debate

Aug. 4, 2011

Long Island Press

Staff Reporter: Jaclyn Gallucci

Senior Editor: Spencer Rumsey

Interactive Content Producer: Rashed Mian

Senior Reporter/Editor-investigations: Christopher Twarowski

 

Rat Scans

Oct. 21, 2011

Long Island Business News

Reporter: John Callegari

 

Economic Business or Consumer News

How Team Mangano's Proposal to Privatize the Nassau Sewage

System Could Flush the County's Future Down the Drain

Nov. 17, 2011

Long Island Press

Senior Reporter/Editor-Investigations: Christopher Twarowski

 

Editorial

Getting Away With Murder: Without A Serial Killer, Missing

Prostitutes Just Don't Matter

Jan. 27, 2011

Long Island Press

Staff Reporter: Jaclyn Gallucci

 

News Analysis

King's Speech: Heated Words on Both Sides Will Echo Long After First Round of Long Island Congressman's Muslim Radicalization Hearings

March 10, 2011

Long Island Press

Senior Reporter/Editor-Investigations: Christopher Twarowski

Senior Editor: Spencer Rumsey

Interactive Content Producer: Rashed Mian

Enterprise Reporting

Nassau County Police Department Investigative Series

March 3, 2011 - Oct. 20, 2011

Long Island Press

Freelance Reporter: Shelly Feuer Domash

Senior Reporter/Editor-Investigations: Christopher Twarowski

 

Energy Trends & Innovations Feature Reporting

Fight the Power: The Problems with LIPA and National Grid

July 14, 2011

Long Island Press

Senior Editor: Spencer Rumsey

 

Smart Growth Feature Reporting

Best Laid Plans

May 18, 2011

Long Island Press

Senior Editor: Spencer Rumsey

 

Transportation Improvements Feature Reporting

TunnelVision: Inside the East Side Access Project

April 21, 2011

Long Island Press

Senior Editor: Spencer Rumsey

 

Social Media

Social Networker Award: Best Use of Facebook

Long Island Restaurant Week

Tara Berkoski, Account Coordinator, Long Island Restaurant & Hospitality Group

 

Community Service Award: For the best blog or website devoted to issues of interest to a particular community

East Midtown Partnership (BID) Website - www.east.midtown.org

Hilary JM Topper, President + CEO, HJMT

HJMT

 

Shutterbug Award: Best blog or website devoted to chronicling local news

Libn.com          

Michael H. Samuels

Ed Camp

 

Social Media Icon: Best social media campaign to enhance an organization's image

HJMT

 

Best Non-Profit: Best use of social media campaign to further organization's mission

 

Winthrop-University Hospital

Wendy Goldstein, MPA, Director, Public Affairs, Marketing and Advertising

Karen Senecal, MBA, Website manager

 

 

 

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