Fair Media Council

Action! Hot CEO blog goes vlog with Dowling debut

By GREGORY ZELLER // Mirroring the evolution of his digital marketing agency, Greg Demetriou is adding some live action to his thriving industry blog. Spun out of his Edgewood-based Lorraine Gregory Communications, Demetriou’s Greg’s Corner Office is a chief-executive consultancy leveraging Demetriou’s quarter-century of elbow-rubbing in major-league C-suites – a “great opportunity to take everything I’ve learned about being a CEO and running a successful company,” the innovator said, “and put it in front of…


Watchdog: Newsday buyback is good news

By GREGORY ZELLER // The international horse-trading that landed Long Island’s primary newspaper back in domestic hands is a horse of another color for a staunch opponent of the recent Cablevision Systems Corp. sale. Jaci Clement, CEO and executive director of the Bethpage-based Fair Media Council, applauded Thursday’s announcement that a group led by News 12 Networks President Pat Dolan is buying back a majority stake in the Newsday Media Group. The primary property of…


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FCC OKs Cablevision sale; deal awaits NY nod

By GREGORY ZELLER // Time to batten down the hatches, according to one of the loudest opponents of Altice Group’s proposed acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corp. The Federal Communications Commission announced late Tuesday that the Dutch conglomerate’s $17.7 billion acquisition of Cablevision “serves the public interest,” a major step forward for the proposed deal and terrible news for Long Island customers, according to Jaci Clement, CEO and executive director of the Bethpage-based Fair Media Council….


Media watchdog: Say no to Cablevision-Altice deal

By GREGORY ZELLER // Add the Fair Media Council to the list of organizations opposing the proposed sale of Cablevision to Altice. Citing “grave concern for the public interest, public safety and the local economy,” Jaci Clement, CEO and executive director of the Bethpage-based media watchdog, has urged the New York State Public Service Commission to nix the proposed $17.7 billion sale, which includes Newsday, the News 12 operation and their corresponding websites, as well…