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Media Forum

Acting as a dynamic bridge between the media industry and the Columbia Business School community, the Media Forum is an invitation-only group formed in 1995 to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices among senior-level executives and investors in the media industry and thought leaders from relevant academic disciplines. In addition to occasional breakfasts and lunches, an annual Forum meeting is held each spring to foster high-level discussions of economic and business trends that are of particular strategic significance to the sector. Current Forum members are listed below. 

AMC Networks
Charlie Collier '98, President & General Mgr, AMC
Sean S. Sullivan '98, EVP & CFO

Apprise Media
Charles McCurdy '83, Chairman & CEO

The Associated Press
Gary Pruitt, President & CEO

Atlantic Media Company
David Bradley, Chairman & Owner

Bloomberg L.P.
Justin Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media Group

Jon Steinberg '93, President & COO

Gregg G. Seigert, EVP & CFO

Cambridge Information Group
Andrew Snyder, CEO

CBS Corporation
Joseph Ianniello ‘96, EVP & CFO

Dice Holdings
Michael Durney, President & CEO

Michael White, Chairman, Pres, & CEO

John Skipper, President, ESPN &
Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks

Fried Films
Robert Fried '83, President, Fried Films & CEO, Ideation Acquistion Corp

General Atlantic
Anton Levy '03, Managing Director

GoldenTree Asset Management
Steve Shapiro, Founding Partner &
Sr Portfolio Manager

Tim Reis, Head of Performance
Solutions Activation

Hearst Corporation
James Asher, SVP & Chief Legal and
Development Officer

IMG Worldwide
Michael Dolan '77, Chairman & CEO

Alexander Navab, Head of Media & Communications Industry Team
and Co-Head of North American
Private Equity Business

The McGraw-Hill Companies
Glenn Goldberg, President, Information & Media
Jack Callahan, EVP & CFO


Moody's Corporation
Raymond McDaniel, President & CEO

NBC Universal
Adam L. Miller, Executive Vice President

News Corporation
Brian Murray, President & CEO, Harper Collins Publishers Worldwide

New York Times
Michael Golden, Vice Chairman

The Nielsen Company
Lynda Clarizio, President, US Media

Pearson plc
Philip Hoffman, EVP

Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Scott Flanders, CEO

Reed Elsevier
Youngsuk Chi '84, Chairman, Elsevier Management Committee

RSE Ventures
Arne Rees, COO

Jared Grusd ‘06, Head of Corporate Development & General Counsel

Thomson Reuters
Steven Schwartz, Global Managing Director, Reuters News Agency

Thorndale Farm, LLC
Oakleigh Thorne '86, Chairman

Time Warner
James Burston '94, SVP

Time Warner Cable
Christian Lee '07, VP Investments

Tribune Company
Peter Liguori, President & CEO

United Business Media
Ninan Chacko, CEO, PR Newswire

Robert Bakish '89, President & CEO, Viacom International Media Networks

Warburg Pincus
Mark Colodny, Managing Director

The Washington Post Company
Ann McDaniel, SVP

Wolters Kluwer
Andres Sadler, SVP Strategy

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO



April 15, 2014

Mark Thompson, President & CEO, The New York Times Company (by invitation only)


April 17, 2014

John Sykes, President, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises (by invitation only)


April 29, 2014

Mentoring breakfast with Alan Stein '05, Global Head of Advertising Technology, Media Services, Google (by invitation only)


May 7, 2014

New York City Media Seminar Series: Tamas David-Barrett (Oxford University)

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Featured Media

John Skipper, President, ESPN & Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, shares his insights into how to succeed in the media business.

NYC Media Seminars

Linking economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion.

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Miklos on Media: Featured Blog

Movie Piracy & Innovation Studios have long claimed that piracy "kills" innovation, which will ultimately hurt consumers. A new paper may suggest otherwise.

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