Paley Center Announces Program and Attendees for International Council Summit on Future of News

"News at the Speed of Life" will gather executives, journalists, and thought-leaders for interactive forum on April 26 in Madrid streamed live online

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paley Center for Media, the premier nonprofit forum for the media industry, has set the program for the next gathering of its International Council (IC), an independent forum dedicated to providing common ground for the global media industries.  In partnership with PRISA, one of the leading Spanish- and Portuguese-language media groups, the Paley Center's IC2012 Madrid will convene 60-70 top media executives, frontline journalists, news innovators, and thought-leaders in Madrid on April 26 for a summit on the future of the news business.

Titled "News at the Speed of Life: A Global Conversation on the Reinvention of Journalism," the day-long summit will address the challenge of engaging the next generation of news consumers; the latest innovations for producing and distributing news content; and new approaches to monetizing and sustaining quality journalism, among other pressing topics. With presentations to illustrate new ideas and business models, and a rigorously democratic format in which everyone will have a microphone and an opportunity to contribute, the program promises to be a truly interactive conversation.

"At a time when technology has revolutionized access to news and information—and disrupted the business models supporting it—sustaining quality journalism is more vital than ever to the cause of democracy," said Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. "The leaders and innovators participating in IC2012 Madrid are some of the best minds in the business, and a testament to the International Council's reputation for convening top executives from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities of disruptive, transformational changes in the media industry."

This event will be live streamed free of charge beginning at approximately 9:15 a.m. Central European Daylight Time, and archived segments of the event will become available for viewing as the day progresses. To access video from the event, and to learn more about the Paley Center's International Council, please visit www.paleycenter.org/IC.

The Paley Center and PRISA would like to thank Caixa Bank, Edelman, and McKinsey & Co. for supporting this event.

IC2012 Madrid: Agenda

Greetings by Juan Luis Cebrian, Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, PRISA; Jaume Giro Ribas, Executive Director, La Caixa; and Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chair and CEO, Hearst Corporation; and Chairman, The Paley Center for Media

News at the Speed of Life: Lessons Learned from a Watershed Year in Journalism
Moderated by Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media
With input from:
Helen Boaden, Director, BBC News
Juan Luis Cebrian
, Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, PRISA
Richard Gingras, Head of News Products, Google
Wadah Khanfar, Chairman, Sharq Forum
Alan Rusbridger, Editor, The Guardian

Part 1: Engaging the News Consumer 3.0 
Moderated by Andrew Heyward, Senior Advisor, The Paley Center for Media
Presentation by Vadim Lavrusik, Journalist Program Manager, Facebook

Part 2: Technology and the Democratization of News
Moderated by John Paton, CEO, Digital First Media
Presentation by Brandon Rosage, Ushahidi

Part 3: Back in the Black: How to Sustain High-Quality Journalism
Moderated by Kamal Bherwani, Chief Digital Officer, PRISA
Presentation by Andrew Rashbass, CEO, The Economist Group
Presentation by Shafqat Islam, CEO, NewsCred

Summary and Final Comments by Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

Participants include:

  • Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chairman and CEO, Hearst Corporation
  • Kamal Bherwani, Chief Digital Officer, PRISA
  • Adam Bird, Director and Leader European Media and Entertainment Practice, McKinsey & Company
  • Helen Boaden, Director, BBC News
  • Juan Luis Cebrian, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board and CEO, PRISA
  • Arzuhan Dogan Yalcindag, Chairman, Dogan TV Holding
  • Richard Gingras, Head of News Products, Google
  • Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director, FT.com
  • Vadim Lavrusik, Journalist Program Manager, Facebook
  • Manoel Lemos, Chief Digital Officer, Abril Group
  • Javier Moreno, Editor in Chief, El Pais
  • John Paton, CEO, Digital First Media
  • Torry Pedersen, Editor in Chief/CEO, Vergans Gang
  • Aroon Purie, Chairman, India Today Group
  • Andrew Rashbass, CEO, The Economist Group
  • Alan Rusbridger, Editor, The Guardian
  • Geoffrey Sands, Director and Leader, North American Media and Entertainment Practice, McKinsey & Company; and Chairman, PBS
  • Margarita Simonyen, Editor, Russia Today
  • Ed Williams, CEO, UK, Edelman
  • Andreas Wiele, President, BILD Group, Axel Springer

Media Contacts
Emma Turner
Edelman
+44 203 047 2202
emma.turner@edelman.com

Marisa Laureni
The Paley Center for Media
+1 201 956 1531
mlaureni@paleycenter.org

Carrie Oman
The Paley Center for Media
212 621 6785
coman@paleycenter.org

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