Media Council Dialogue

Engaging the Next Generation of News Consumers

Oct 25, 2011
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
New York

As traditional business models for news have weakened, the news industry must look to innovators, entrepreneurs, and emerging technologies to help ensure a future for quality, public-interest journalism. But how can the industry ensure that the audience will be there, too? 

On October 25, 2011, the Paley Center for Media and the Carnegie Corporation of New York will present “Engaging the Next Generation of News Consumers,” a half-day event that will explore the challenge for journalists and news organizations to find and sustain an audience for original news content. The event will feature brief presentations of new products and applications from news innovators and entrepreneurs representing both the academic and commercial worlds, and a moderated dialogue among a select audience of senior news executives, educators, thought leaders, and venture capitalists. 




Andrew Heyward, Monitor Group/MarketspaceNext; former president, CBS News



Paresh Dave, Neon Tommy (USC's Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism

Alyssa Katz, The New York World (Columbia Journalism School)

Lauren Offers, Aurasma

Evan Ratliff, The Atavist

John Tayman,

Michael Zimbalist, New York Times R&D Lab


Dialogue Participants:

Rafat Ali, Founder, and

Jim Brady, Editor-in-Chief, Journal Register Company

Sean Branagan, Director, Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Newhouse School, Syracuse University

Scott Kurnit, Founder and CEO, Adkeeper

Jennifer 8. Lee, Knight News Challenge, Hacks/Hackers

Betsy Morgan, President, The Blaze

Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia

Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director, Greycroft Partners

Howard Schneider, Dean, Stony Brook University Journalism School

Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer, NBC News

Stephen Shepard, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Michael Silberman, General Manager, Online, New York Magazine

Scott R. Singer, Vice President, Business Innovation, USA Today


This event is exclusive to Media Council members and other invited guests. To register for this event, or to find out if you're eligible to join the Media Council, contact Stephanie Kousoulas at 212-621-6732 or

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