Presented by the Paley Center for Media and Popular Mechanics

The Next Big Thing in Media and the Innovation Economy

Sep 23, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 PM
New York

Long before “innovation” became a cliché, the concept of the “innovation economy” (popularized in the 1940s by the economist Joseph Schumpeter) established the importance of entrepreneurship and technology to driving economic growth. On Sept. 23, The Paley Center for Media, in partnership with Popular Mechanics, explored the dynamics of today’s innovation economy and the ways in which technology is enabling creators to form new networks, funding models, and markets for media businesses.


Overview Session

Joe Bargmann, Special Projects Editor, Popular Mechanics
John Borthwick, CEO and Founder, betaworks
Katherine Oliver, Principal, Bloomberg Associates


Belt Magazine
Belt Magazine publishes independent journalism about the Rust Belt. Online only, it launched in September 2013, and focuses on longform journalism, op-eds and first person essays of interest to the Rust Belt and beyond. Belt Publishing, founded in 2012, publishes anthologies by and for residents of often misrepresented cities. Both the digital and book publishing arms of Belt are committed to carefully edited, complex writing. In part because Belt is willing to sacrifice quantity for quality, we have quickly attracted smart, active members who are as invested in our success as they are in the future of the Rust Belt. 
Presenter: Anne Trubek, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

BKLYN1834 accelerates the cohesive development of a rising creative and connected culture. The sudden availability of consumer technology has given rise to the largest class of creative individuals in human history. Millions of people across the globe are now expanding the realm of possibility by bravely pursuing their creative passions. We've developed a template for accelerating the careers of artists and incubating the communities that organically form around them. BKLYN1834's highly collaborative model helps artists engage their audiences and expand their digital reach. We're also inviting brands to join us in making meaningful contributions to your online experience and offline world. 
Presenter: Andrew Thomas Reid, Creative Director

Fatherly is a parenting resource geared towards guys-who-happen-to-be-dads. The property, currently in beta, delivers a compelling blend of general interest content with product and service recommendations keyed to the age/stage of the user’s child/ren. Topics range from evidence-based relationship insights, parenting “hacks” for making your life easier as well as more light-hearted dispatches from around the web.
Presenter: Mike Rothman, Cofounder

Scott Kurnit, Chairman, CEO & Founder,





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