What A Disaster

September 6th, 2011 in Guests by Jaci Clement

Nature may have disrupted our lives, but the communication disaster surrounding Tropical Storm Irene was purely man made. By 12 noon on Sunday, Aug. 28, it became clear LIPA, the media and local government all failed the public. Of course, LIPA gets the lion’s share of the blame, and rightly so. When the utility dusted […]

Suffolk County Cop Forgets First Amendment

August 1st, 2011 in Journalism by Jaci Clement

Now, just when the immediate world is bickering over what should become of the Nassau Coliseum, Suffolk manages to step in and overshadow the vote on the other county’s future

Time is a Four Letter Word

May 5th, 2011 in Guests by Jaci Clement

It’s this one decision, to firewall – to put profits ahead of public interest – that makes all other media voices on this island vital in getting the word out and off of Long Island.

Media Malaise

April 18th, 2011 in Journalism by Jaci Clement

If a local economy falls down and no one is there to report on it, does it make a sound? Jaci Clement from the Fair Media Council ponders the future of Long Island with less media coverage and more at stake than ever.