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FMC Fast Chat

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FMC Fast Chat features notables in news, media and business for conversations that are real, powerful and relevant. We take you inside the news so you can be in the know in 30 minutes. Hosted by Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement. This is the podcast of the Fair Media Council,

FMC Fast Chat features notables in news, media and business for conversations that are real, powerful and relevant. We take you inside the news so you can be in the know in 30 minutes. Hosted by Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement. This is the podcast of the Fair Media Council,

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United States

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FMC Fast Chat features notables in news, media and business for conversations that are real, powerful and relevant. We take you inside the news so you can be in the know in 30 minutes. Hosted by Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement. This is the podcast of the Fair Media Council,

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@fmcsavvy

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English

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5162241860 ext 1


Episodes

Across America, What's News is No News

8/16/2022
After a 4,000-mile road trip across America, Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement tells us what she learned about the state of national news from the people who matter most: The public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:42

What's So Funny? Editorial Cartooning Today

6/29/2022
In this episode of FMC Fast Chat, we take a look at the state of editorial cartooning in a chat with a man with more than 40 years in the business, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman. With a home base in New Orleans, Handelsman's cartoons are syndicated in more than 200 newspapers around the globe. Hosted by Jaci Clement. ABOUT WALT HANDELSMAN Walt Handelsman is the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for The Times-Picayune/The Advocate in...

Duration:00:30:47

'Untold': Behind the BIG Story with ESPN Magazine's Tom Junod

5/17/2022
Acclaimed long-form writer Tom Junod takes us behind “Untold,” the massive, 30,000-word immersive story of ‘the most dangerous player in the history of college football’ recently released by ESPN Magazine. ESPN senior writer Tom Junod has written some of the most enduring and widely read longform journalism of the last 30 years. He joined ESPN in 2016 and has specialized in deeply reported stories on subjects ranging from Muhammad Ali’s funeral to Tom Brady’s desire to play forever. He has...

Duration:00:31:01

BONUS: News Comes Full Circle

3/25/2022
Bonus episode! News Comes Full Circle, a commentary on news and culture from Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement. Here's a look at how news changed and is looking to once again reinvent itself -- in no small way powered by current events -- by taking a cue from the past. Take a listen and be in the know in under 5 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:16

Behind the Headlines: Conspiracy Theories & What the News Gets Wrong

3/22/2022
Why do we believe what we believe? In this episode of FMC Fast Chat, we get an inside look at conspiracy theories. Current events have spawned countless new conspiracy theories, focusing on the likes of COVID and QAnon. But some conspiracy theories, like who shot JFK, stand the test of time. Why? Do we blame the media or social media, or the Internet? Or, maybe, America has simply always been this crazy? These questions -- and more-- are what we tossed out to the guy Rolling Stone says is...

Duration:00:35:57

Media & Culture Commentary: Questionable Journalism

3/19/2022
Be in the know in under five minutes: FMC Fast Chat brings you even faster commentary on media and culture. In this episode, you are the guest as Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement talks to you about a troubling trend happening inside newsrooms today. Is the art of telling the truth at odds with the modern media landscape? Jaci Clement regularly writes on media and culture, to help the public navigate today's media landscape to find quality news. To find out more, sign...

Duration:00:05:21

Built to Last: 1800FLOWERS.COM's Jim McCann Gets Down to Business

3/15/2022
How to build a company that stands the test of time is the focus of this episode of FMC Fast Chat featuring Jim McCann, Founder and Executive Chairman of 1800-FLOWERS.COM. Starting with a single floral shop in 1976, McCann built 1800-FLOWERS.COM into a household name, and today the company includes such notable brands as Harry & David, Cheryl's Cookies and Simply Chocolate under its umbrella. McCann talks about how the pandemic impacted operations, changed marketing and drove innovation at...

Duration:00:34:56

SPECIAL EPISODE: Tips for Dealing with News Coverage & War in Ukraine

3/2/2022
In this special episode of FMC Fast Chat, Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement talks to you directly to provide tips and advice designed for you, your family, your kids and your friends for how to deal with news coverage when it is severe and upsetting, at a most timely time, while the war in the Ukraine rages on. Be in the know in less than 10 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:40

News Stories & Startups: How Mary Alice Williams Changed The News

2/8/2022
At 10 years old, Mary Alice Williams decided she wanted to tell news stories. Now, as she looks back on a career spanning more than 50 years, we discover two things happened: She not only reported the news stories that shaped our history, she also blazed trails everywhere she went. In this fast-moving Fast Chat, we cover the timely -- what's up with CNN, the Cable News Network Williams' helped create -- and the timeless -- just what is news, anyway? Is local news dead? Williams recently...

Duration:00:30:56

Inside the Space Race to Save Planet Earth

2/1/2022
In this episode, we Fast Chat about why those billionaires are blasting themselves into space and how today's fifth-graders are key to building a space industry -- estimated be to in the trillions -- that may ultimately save the planet earth. Our guest is the notable and ever-so-lively Janet Ivey, President of Explore Mars Inc. and Creator of the award-winning and nationally syndicated children's show, Janet's Planet, airing on PBS. With over 27 years in the children’s edutainment and space...

Duration:00:36:46

Biden's First Year & The State of America with Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley

1/18/2022
In this episode of FMC Fast Chat, America's foremost presidential historian Douglas Brinkley grades Biden's first year, offers up some advice for the Cabinet, and tells us how he really feels about The 1619 Project from The New York Times. FMC Fast Chat is the podcast of the Fair Media Council and is hosted by Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement. Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, a CNN...

Duration:00:33:39

Inside COVID-19 Pandemic & State of Global Health with Laurie Garrett

1/11/2022
Often referred to as the "Pandemic Prophet," noted science journalist Laurie Garrett chats with us about the COVID 19 pandemic, the state of global health, whether or not it really is safe to wear masks, politics, and so much more. Be in the know in 30ish minutes. Laurie Garrett wrote her first bestselling book, THE COMING PLAGUE: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance, while splitting her time between the Harvard School of Public Health and the New York newspaper, Newsday. In the...

Duration:00:45:09

Internet Addiction: From Gaming & Porn to News & TikTok

11/30/2021
We’re all spending too much time online, but when does too much turn into addiction? How do we create a healthy life/tech balance? We chat with one of the world’s foremost experts on the topic, Dr. David Greenfield, founder and clinical director of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction. Be in the know in 30 minutes. Dr. David Greenfield is the founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut...

Duration:00:31:18

How To Save Thanksgiving: An Inside Look at Polarization & the Art of Conflict Resolution

11/23/2021
Just in time to save your Thanksgiving dinner from turning into a war zone, FMC Fast Chats with renowned expert Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D. who gives us an inside look at polarization, how it has developed over time, and what to do to overcome our conflicts. Be in the know in 30(ish) minutes. Street cred check: A gifted storyteller, Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D. is the author of “The Way Out: Overcoming Toxic Polarization,” and holds a joint appointment at Columbia University Teachers College and The...

Duration:00:35:32

Common Misconceptions About the First Amendment

10/19/2021
Can Twitter remove your tweet? How are current events such as Black Lives Matter and mask mandate protests challenging Americans' rights to protest? Just how much does the average American know about the First Amendment, anyway? The ongoing fight over the First Amendment, its rights and responsibilities, and common misconceptions is the focus of this chat with featured guest Gene Policinski, Senior Fellow for the First Amendment for the Freedom Forum. Policinski contributes to the weekly...

Duration:00:36:54

FMC Fast Chat: Covering News Today

9/28/2021
In this episode, we chat with Jon Allsop, who writes a daily newsletter about the media industry for the Columbia Journalism Review, and features and columns on media and politics for magazines including the New York Review of Books, The Nation, and Foreign Policy. His award-winning investigative reporting on the global lottery industry has appeared in outlets in the United States and South Africa. Allsop is a freelancer based in London. With media covering media increasing in the U.S., we...

Duration:00:31:25

FMC Fast Chat: Trust In News? In America? Let's Discuss

9/14/2021
What is it about the news today that makes Americans so lose their minds? In this episode of FMC Fast Chat, we ask the expert: Dr. Benjamin Toff, Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. Dr. Toff chats with us on the latest Trust in News survey results, and what it is about the news today that polarizes American audiences. Ok, politics and political leaders play a big role, but there's more to it than that: Generational...

Duration:00:32:36

FMC Fast Chat: Finding Your Superpower

8/10/2021
Creativity, innovation and finding your superpower is what this episode of FMC Fast Chat is all about! Our featured guest is Abigail Posner, director of Google's BrandUnit, a creative think tank for agencies and brands. As a thought leader, author, manager and corporate executive, Abigail Posner inspires people to view business challenges and everyday behaviors through a more human lens that celebrates the multifaceted aspects of the individual. This process of creating a more holistic...

Duration:00:34:32

FMC Fast Chat: Future-Proofing Your Organization with Rocky Ozaki

6/15/2021
In this episode, we chat with NoW of Work's Rocky Ozaki, the go-to guy for what your organization needs to be doing right now to build back better than it was before the pandemic hit. Ozaki's holistic approach to work emphasizes not simply skills and technology, but culture and humanity, as keys to success in the new normal. Hosted by Jaci Clement, Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director. www.fairmediacouncil.org ABOUT ROCKY OZAKI, CEO & FOUNDER, NoW of Work Rocky Ozaki is the visionary...

Duration:00:29:10

Happiness Hacks: FMC Fast Chat with Meaghan B Murphy, Author & Editor in Chief, Woman's Day

6/1/2021
More than 25 years in the magazine industry have taught Meaghan B Murphy how to put life through the fun filter, and it's evident in all that she does. As editor in chief of Woman's Day magazine, she ensures millions of readers learn how to "holiday hard." Her newly released book, "Your Fully Charged Life: A Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with Yay," shares her philosophy of how making the smallest change is the beginning of making your own happiness...

Duration:00:31:01