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2012  •  MADRID
Official Partners: Grupo PRISA  •  Hearst

News at the Speed of Life: A Global Conversation on the Reinvention of Journalism

The International Council, a global forum for leading media and technology innovators and policy makers, convened an intimate gathering of more than sixty top media executives, front-line journalists, news innovators, and thought-leaders for a summit on ensuring a future for quality news and information. After a welcome reception on April 25, we gathered April 26 at Madrid’s state-of-the-art Caixa Forum for a full day of discussion followed by a private tour and dinner at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art.

Featuring presentations showcasing new ideas and business models, and a dialogue format in which everyone gets a microphone and a chance to contribute, IC2012 Madrid was a truly interactive conversation.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hosted by:
Juan Luis Cebrián, CEO, Grupo PRISA 
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chair and CEO, Hearst Corporation; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media
Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

Participants included: Richard Gingras, Head, News Products, Google; Vadim Lavrusik, Journalist Program Manager, Facebook; Katharine Viner, Deputy Editor, The Guardian; Wadah Khanfar, Chairman, Sharq Forum; Javier Moreno, Editor in Chief, El Pais; John Paton, Chief Executive Officer, Digital First MediaAndrew Rashbass, Chief Executive Officer, The Economist Group; Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor in Chief, The India Today Group; Andreas Wiele, President, BILD Group and Magazines; and Margarita Simonyan, Editor, Russia Today.