The Fair Media Council announces its upcoming virtual event lineup, featuring notables in news, media and business. The following events are free to attend, but preregistration to ensure a seat for the live shows is necessary.

FMC Fast Chat is a live talk show on Zoom, where the audience gets to drive the conversation by asking questions in advance (during registration) or during the show via the Q&A box. The recorded version is turned into a podcast available on the C-Suite Radio Network, as well as iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and TuneIn.

Expect real, powerful and relevant conversations with notables in news, media and business that put you in the know in just 30 minutes.

Upcoming Fast Chats:

OCT. 6, 2 p.m., EDT: America’s Growing Need for Public Service & Volunteerism with RITA COSBY, Emmy-Winning TV Host, Female Legend of the Year in Radio, Best-Selling Author & Chair, Global Service Institute at LIU

OCT. 27: GARY VAYNERCHUK, chairman of VaynerX and CEO of VaynerMedia, joins us for a Fast Chat on how to do business right, right now.

NOV. 10: How did the media cover the Election? That’s the focus of this Fast Chat with BRIAN LEHRER of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC.

DEC. 8: Get the inside skinny on how to get your opinion heard on CNN, directly from CNN Opinion Editor RICHARD GALANT.

More Fast Chats are continuously added to the calendar. The best way to stay up-to-date is to sign up for the Fair Media Council’s weekly newsletter, The Latest, which will appear in your inbox on Thursdays. (Be sure to whitelist it.) Subscribe to FMC Fast Chat on your favorite podcast site, and hear past episodes featuring Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chair and CEO, C-Suite Network, on how to do business during COVID19; Allison Gilbert, journalist and grief expert, on how to deal with loss and find comfort, and Ben Smith, media columnist, The New York Times, on the state of the news media today.

The Fair Media Council is a 501c3 nonprofit organization advocating for quality news and working to create a media-savvy society. FMC is based in Huntington, N.Y. For more information, call 516-224-1860, ext. 1, email [email protected], or visit