Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Jeff Bewkes is Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2009, having served on the Board since January 2007. He was elected CEO of the Company in January 2008. Prior to being named Chairman and CEO, Mr. Bewkes served as Time Warner's President and COO from January 2006 to December 2007 and as Chairman of the Entertainment and Networks group from July 2002 to December 2005. Before joining the corporate management of Time Warner, Mr. Bewkes served as Chairman and CEO of HBO from May 1995 to July 2002, and as President and COO of HBO from September 1991 to May 1995. Mr. Bewkes serves on the Boards of Yale University and the Partnership for New York City and on the advisory boards for The George Washington University Law School, The Creative Coalition, and is a member of The Business Council. Mr. Bewkes has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business..
As dean of the Newhouse School since 2008, Lorraine Branham has focused on developing strong industry connections and an emphasis on innovation, research and entrepreneurship in communications education and practice.
Deborah Bothun leads the US Advisory Entertainment, Media & Communications practice at PwC, focusing on assisting clients in adapting to the changing content and distribution marketplace. She leads the national industry team in support of clients and innovation around profitable growth in the changing environment and is focused on helping Fortune 500 entertainment and media clients with the challenges and opportunities of an ever evolving global market. Currently, she spends the majority of her time with clients in the entertainment and advertising industry segments helping them to define their strategies in general and evolve profitably in the digital ecosystem. A recognized industry expert, she provides regular industry updates at events such as Advertising Week and Cannes Lions. Her recent contributions to PwC' s thought leadership include, "Global Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2013-2017" and the PwC Consumer Intelligence Series. Ms. Bothun is a graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. She has a Masters of Management in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Bothun is a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), and serves on the New York Philanthropy Board of UNICEF and is Board Co-Chair of the Institute for Communications Technology Management at the USC Marshall School of Business. She is a member of other industry organizations, including the Academy of Television Picture Arts and Sciences.
Since joining the Interfaith Center of New York in 2007, Chloe has helped implement ICNY’s mission to bring together grassroots religious leaders with civic officials to address the city’s most pressing social concerns. Programs begun under her leadership include Debate in the Neighborhood (2012), Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity (2012), Astoria Conversations (2012), and Reentry Family and Faith Circles of Support (2012). She also initiated the James Parks Morton International Visiting Fellows, which sent delegations of interfaith leaders to New York City, Barcelona, Spain and Glasgow, Scotland to exchange best practices and encourage joint reflection between different religious communities, and between these communities and civil society. In addition to existing partnerships with the New York State Unified Court System, Catholic Charities of New York, and UJA-Federation, ICNY is collaborating on new programs with Union Theological Seminary and the Harlem Community Justice Center.
Eric K. Clemons
Eric K. Clemons is Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His education includes an S.B. in Physics from MIT, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University. His research for the past 30 years has involved the systematic study of the transformational effects of information on the strategy and practice of business. He was among the first scholars to study online global securities trading (1986), business process outsourcing (1991), channel conflict and eCommerce (1996), and the effect of information on product proliferation and the transformation of consumer behavior in these new market places (1996). More recently, he has begun studying blogging and social media, cloud computing and cloud computing standards, and the challenges to applying current antitrust law to online business models. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and regularly publishes online in Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Tech Crunch.
Lucy A. Dalglish
Dean Lucy Dalglish came to the Merrill College of Journalism on August 1, 2012. For the previous 12 years, she served as the executive director of the Reporters Committee on Freedom of the Press. The Reporters Committee is a voluntary, unincorporated association of reporters and news editors dedicated to protecting the First Amendment interests of the news media. Prior to that service, she was a media lawyer in Minneapolis and a reporter and editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 2012 Dalglish was honored with the Kiplinger Award by the National Press Foundation and received the Wells Memorial Key in 1995 – the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a charter member of the National Freedom of Information Hall of Fame. A world-renowned leader on First Amendment issues, Dean Dalglish appears frequently in print, online and broadcast. Dalglish earned a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1995; a master of studies in law degree from Yale Law School in 1988; and a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of North Dakota in 1980.
Robert Darnton was educated at Harvard University (A.B., 1960) and Oxford University (B.Phil., 1962; D. Phil., 1964), where he was a Rhodes scholar. After a brief stint as a reporter for The New York Times, he became a junior fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard. He taught at Princeton from 1968 until 2007, when he became Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library at Harvard. He has been a visiting professor or fellow at many universities and institutes for advanced study, and his outside activities include service as a trustee of the New York Public Library and the Oxford University Press (USA) and terms as president of the American Historical Association and the International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Among his honors are a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award, election to the French Legion of Honor, the National Humanities Medal conferred by President Obama in February 2012, and the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca awarded by the Institut de France in 2013. He has written and edited many books, including The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie (1979, an early attempt to develop the history of books as a field of study), The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History (1984, probably his most popular work, which has been translated into 18 languages), Berlin Journal, 1989-1990, (1991, an account of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of East Germany), and The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Prerevolutionary France (1995, a study of the underground book trade). His latest books are The Case for Books (2009), The Devil in the Holy Water, or The Art of Slander in France from Louis XIV to Napoleon (2010), and Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris (2010).
Alex S. Jones
Alex S. Jones is Director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy. He covered the press for The New York Times from 1983 to 1992 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. His most recent book, Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy was published in August 2009. The New York Times Sunday Book Review called Jones “a bringer of light in the encircling doom.” In 1991, he coauthored (with Susan E. Tifft) The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty, which Business Week magazine selected as one of the best business books of the year. In 1992, he left the Times to work on The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times (also coauthored with Tifft), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in biography. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a host of National Public Radio's “On the Media,” and host and Executive Editor of PBS's “Media Matters.” In 2011, he was awarded the DeWitt Carter Reddick Award by the University of Texas for career achievement and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Gene Kimmelman is the President and CEO of Public Knowledge. Previously, Gene served as Director of the Internet Freedom and Human Rights project at the New America Foundation, and as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Gene served as Vice President for Federal and International Affairs at Consumers Union. Gene has also served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Legislative Director for the Consumer Federation of America. Gene began his career as a consumer advocate and Staff Attorney for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch. Gene is a graduate of Brown University and holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia where he received the Fortsman Fellowship. He was also a Fulbright Fellow. He presently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado and is Senior Associate with Global Partners Digital.
Paul Marcum is Global Head of Digital Video for Bloomberg Media Group, working to expand the organization's digital video offerings, while striving to improve the view experience, increase volume and distribution, and explore high-profile partnerships.
Nathan Newman has been writing about public policy and the Internet for over twenty years and has a long history effectively using the Internet as a tool to move public debate. Newman has a Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley and a J.D. from Yale Law School. His Ph.D. on Internet public policy and its relationship to local economic development was turned into a book, Net Loss: Internet Prophets, Private Profits and the Costs to Community, which the Harvard Business Review described as a “provocative case for business civic-mindedness” in the context of the information economy. As early as 1994, a website he co-created was named one of twenty-nine “Highlights of the Internet” by PC Computing, while USA Today and The Nation in the following year highlighted his pioneering role in “electronic organizing.” From 1997-1999, Newman was Program Director at NetAction, a consumer watchdog group, where he was an early advocate for anti-trust scrutiny of Microsoft. More recently, as Policy Director and then Executive Director of Progressive States Network from 2005-2010, he oversaw the creation of a Broadband Buildout and Technology Investments policy program to promote state policy around broadband. He is currently a Fellow at New York University's Information Law Institute where he has written multiple law reviews and popular articles around the potential role of big data platforms such as Google in driving economic inequality in the new economy.
David F. Poltrack
David F. Poltrack is Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation and President of CBS VISION. Poltrack oversees all research operations at CBS encompassing audience measurement, market research, program testing, advertising research, and monitoring of the national and international video marketplace. He designed and oversees CBS TELEVISION CITY at the MGM GRAND, Las Vegas, CBS’ state of the art Research Center. CBS VISION is a research unit exploring and offering insight on emerging technologies, media consumption patterns, and advertising value in the media marketplace. Poltrack is past chairman of the Media Rating Council; chairman of the executive committee, Marketing Science Institute; past president, Market Research Council and in 2009 was inducted into their Hall of Fame; past chairman and current board member, Advertising Research Foundation. As Adjunct Professor, New York University, he teaches in NYU’s business and communication schools. He is author of Television Marketing: Network, Local, and Cable (McGraw-Hill) and has many articles published in professional journals. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A., magna cum laude, History), and NYU (M.B.A., Marketing).
Juan PujadasJuan Pujadas is Global Vice Chairman of Advisory services for PricewaterhouseCoopers International, an appointment he took up on 1 July 2008. Juan has spent much of his career in financial services and technology and is experienced in many markets around the world.
Prior to taking over the leadership of the firm’s Global Advisory Practice, Juan led the US Advisory Practice. Before that he held a number of senior management positions in the US firm including Managing Partner for Strategy and Distinction and leader of the Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS) practice for the Americas, the Financial Services GRMS practice and the global Financial Risk Management Group.
From 1995 to 1998 Juan was the Chief Risk Officer of Santander Investment, the investment banking arm of the Santander Group. He was a member of the Executive Committee of Santander Investment and the Management Committee of the commercial banking division of Banco Santander. Juan also served as a director of a number of the Group’s international subsidiaries.
Before joining Santander, Juan was a Partner in the Capital Markets and Treasury Group of Price Waterhouse’s US Firm’s Financial Services Industry Practice, specializing in the development and application of financial and information technology to balance sheet risk management and capital markets and treasury activities.
Juan is Chairman Emeritus of the Association of Management Consulting Firms, where he currently serves as a director. He is a past director of the International Swaps and Derivative Association (ISDA). He was a founding director of FpML.org, an industry group responsible for setting data standards for the exchange of derivatives and risk management information online, now part of ISDA. He is a former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council in the United States. He is a frequent speaker at industry conference and panels.
Juan holds a B.S., Economics, Finance from The Wharton School of Commerce and Finance, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S., Applied Science, Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Trustee of The Rye Country Day School and a member of the US Advisory Council of IESE. He is married, with four children, and enjoys competitive sailing.
Tom Rogers is President and Chief Executive Officer of TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market. With a career that has operated at the nexus of media, technology, advertising and public policy for more than two decades, Tom brings to TiVo a distinctive blend of operational leadership and corporate strategy experience across multiple facets of the industry. With vast experience in running traditional media and new media companies, and in creating innovative business models for companies facing new challenges, Tom is poised to help TiVo continue to revolutionize the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Previously, Tom was Chairman and CEO of PRIMEDIA, Inc. (NYSE: PRM), which then was the leading targeted media company in the United States. PRIMEDIA published some 200 magazines, operated more than 400 websites, and owned a wide range of television and video businesses. Prior to joining PRIMEDIA, Tom was President of NBC Cable and Executive Vice President of NBC, as well as NBC’s chief strategist. Among his many accomplishments, Tom founded CNBC, the nation’s leading business news channel and established the NBC/Microsoft cable channel and Internet joint venture, MSNBC. In addition, he served as co-chairman of the Arts and Entertainment and History Channels, and was responsible for overseeing many other cable channels including Court TV, Bravo, American Movie Classics, Independent Film Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and numerous regional sports channels. Prior to NBC, Tom was Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance Subcommittee, where he was responsible for drafting a number of communications laws, including the Cable Act of 1984, as well as overseeing the FCC. Tom began his career as an attorney with a Wall Street law firm. Tom also served as the Senior Operating Executive for media and entertainment for Cerberus Capital Management, a large private equity firm, and as Chairman of the Board of Teleglobe (NASDAQ: TLGB), a leading international telecommunications, voice-over-internet, and mobile telephony provider. He currently also serves as Chairman of TRget Media, LLC, a media investment and operations advisory firm.
Kurt Wimmer is a partner in the technology practice in the Washington office of Covington & Burling, LLP. He is the U.S. chair of the firm’s Global Privacy and Data Security practice, and co-chair of its Media, Internet and Technology industry group. From 2000-2003, he focused on European data protection law in Covington’s London office, where he was managing partner. From 2006 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Gannett Co., Inc. Mr. Wimmer’s clients include Facebook, Microsoft, CBS, the Washington Post, Hearst, the National Football League, and the Newspaper Association of America. He also represents a 70-member coalition before Congress in advocating the Free Flow of Information Act, which would permit journalists to maintain the confidentiality of sources, and he was instrumental in the successful of the SPEECH Act, which protects US publishers from damages for foreign litigation, in 2010. He has published widely on global Internet jurisdiction issues. He is chair of the Privacy and Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, chair of the First Amendment Advisory Council of the Media Institute, and is a member of the board of directors of the Media Law Resource Center and past chair of its Defense Counsel Section.
Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. He is also a fellow at the New America Foundation, and a contributing editor at The New Republic. Wu's best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he wires also about private power, free speech, copyright and antitrust. He has previously served as a senior advisor to the Federal Trade Commission, Chair of Media reform group Free Press, as a fellow at Google, and worked for Riverstone Networks in the telecommunications industry. He was a law clerk for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer. He graduated from McGill University (B.Sc.), and Harvard Law School. Wu also writes regularly for the New Yorker, The New Republic and T magazine, has been recognized by Scientific American magazine, National Law Journal, 02138 Magazine, and the World Economic Forum, and has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing.
John Yemma is the Editor-at-Large of The Christian Science Monitor, having served as Editor in Chief from 2008 to early 2014. Under his direction, the Monitor became the first national news-paper to shift to a Web-first format — a move that significantly increased the reach of the Monitor’s globally-oriented, solution-seeking journalism and significantly improved the finances of the newspaper. As Editor-at-Large, Yemma writes a column for the Monitor Weekly newsmagazine and contributes to the Monitor’s Daily News Briefing, an executive summary of the day’s news. Before joining the Monitor, he spent 20 years at The Boston Globe, where, among other as-assignments, he was in charge of the news operation of Boston .com. In his time at the Globe, he served variously as foreign editor, Sunday editor, political editor, and had several stints writing about foreign affairs, science, education, and ideas and culture. Besides the Globe and the Monitor, has worked for the Dallas Morning News, UPI, and the San Antonio Express-News. A 1974 graduate of the University of Texas, he was a Reuter Fellow at Oxford University in 1994 and a Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University in 2008.