IC 2010 New York
For the seventeenth gathering of the International Council, The Paley Center for Media was proud to return to its New York headquarters, where it had met a year prior under quite different circumstances. In 2009, the impact of the global recession and technological change had decimated the advertising market, further fragmented news and entertainment audiences, and threatened the very survival of long established businesses.
In the year since, advertising rebounded significantly; mass audiences returned for the World Cup, Avatar, and other global spectacles; and social media proved to be enablers rather than merely disruptors of legacy businesses. These indicators, among others, inspired the theme “The Rebirth of Media Worldwide” for the 2010 International Council meeting.
Conveners included Nikesh Arora of Google, Carol Bartz of Yahoo!, Jeffrey Bewkes of Time Warner, Philippe Dauman of Viacom, Leslie Moonves of CBS, Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation, Ricardo Salinas Pliego of Grupo Salinas, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy of New Delhi Television, Ivan Seidenberg of Verizon, Blair Westlake of Microsoft, Mehmet Ali Yalçindag of Dogan Yayin, David M. Zaslav of Discovery and Jeff Zucker of NBC Universal. And the principal sponsors were: Booz & Company, Burson-Marsteller, Gustave M. and Rita E. Hauser, The Nielsen Company, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and UBS Media & Communications Group.