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FT Future of News 2018

Trust, Technology and Transformation in an Age of Upheaval

New York |
Speakers include:
Stephen J. Adler

Stephen J. Adler


Samantha  Barry

Samantha Barry


Lydia Polgreen

Lydia Polgreen



View the FT Future of News 2019 website here.

The news media is undergoing massive change. From print to television to digital, technology is wreaking havoc and creating opportunity for both legacy and new players at a time when interest in journalism is greater than ever.

A new generation of digital news services, from BuzzFeed to Vice and Vox, has earned plaudits for hard-hitting dynamic reporting and telling stories in new, innovative ways. Changes in advertising and the emergence of a digital duopoly in Facebook and Google have hit print publishers, with ad rates slumping more than 20 per cent a year. But reader interest is increasing, with some traditional media groups recording big gains in subscribers. Television news, too, is in flux, roaring back to prominence thanks to a rapidly evolving political story and the roller coaster world of the Trump administration.

Where does the news industry go next? In this curated one-day event, the Financial Times will consider the future of news with top executives, editors, academics and business leaders, looking ahead to opportunities and threats, and the implications for advertisers, audiences and investors.

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Stephen J. Adler

Stephen J. Adler


Stephen J. Adler is Editor-in-Chief of Reuters, the world’s largest international news provider, where he oversees all editorial functions. Under his leadership, Reuters has received scores of top journalism awards, including six Pulitzer Prizes, while reaching billions of people daily with trusted video, text, pictures, and graphics. 

Mr Adler joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of the company’s Professional Division. He was named Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News, in 2011. Under his leadership, Reuters has received scores of top journalism awards around the world, including Reuters first-ever Pulitzer Prize for text reporting in 2014 and a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Before joining Thomson Reuters, Mr Adler was Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek, where, during his five-year tenure, the magazine and its website won more than 100 major journalism awards. Earlier, he spent 16 years at The Wall Street Journal, managing reporting teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, Mr Adler is author of the book The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom, which won the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association. With his wife, the novelist Lisa Grunwald, he was co-editor of the best-selling Letters of the Century: America 1900—1999 and Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present. Their third anthology, The Marriage Book, was released in 2015.

Mr Adler serves on the boards of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, and on the executive committee for the board of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He serves as chairman of Columbia Journalism Review’s Board of Overseers. He is also a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gerald R. Loeb Awards board of final judges. 

Samantha  Barry

Samantha Barry


Samantha Barry is the Editor-in-Chief of Glamour, where she oversees content development and consumer experiences across the brand’s digital, social, video and print platforms. Under her leadership, Glamour focuses on original reporting, exclusive features and unique perspectives to deliver quality journalism to women, and “own” the conversations impacting them today. Since her start in January 2018, Ms Barry has utilized her digital news background to help the 79-year-old brand launch a #MeToo online hub, hire a team of political reporters, and track exclusive midterm coverage. She has strengthened Glamour’s commitment to body positivity by showcasing size-inclusive models across all channels, and transformed the annual Women of the Year Awards into an inspirational three-day event, with a focus on celebrating Glamour’s diverse community of women through a series of inspiring experiences, empowering panels, discussions and keynotes.

Ms Barry joined Glamour from CNN Worldwide, where she served as executive producer for social and emerging media. Under her leadership, the network became the most followed and fanned news organization in the world. She led her team and the organization at large with compelling work for social audiences on an array of platforms including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Line, Kik and other emerging media. She spearheaded CNN’s 2016 Election coverage across social platforms, which received the first ever Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in social media and a Webby Award recognizing the same 2016 campaign work.

Ms Barry joined CNN from BBC World News in London, where she served as a social media producer and journalist. Previously, she worked as a reporter and producer for RTE and Newstalk in Ireland. She spent time in Papua New Guinea with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has worked as a social media and technology trainer for the US State Department, the United States Institute of Peace, and Internews. Ms Barry graduated from Dublin City University with a Master’s in Journalism. She is a 2016 fellow of Columbia University School’s Sulzberger executive program and a guest lecturer at Yale.

Lydia Polgreen

Lydia Polgreen


Lydia Polgreen is Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. She was named to the position in December 2016 after spending nearly 15 years at the New York Times, where she led an initiative to expand its audience outside the US, with an initial focus on Latin America. Previously, Ms Polgreen was Deputy International Editor, the South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Before joining the New York Times, she was a reporter in Florida and New York state. She began her career as assistant editor and business manager for the Washington (D.C.) Monthly. Ms Polgreen was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in Darfur. She received the 2008 Livingston Award for international reporting, for her series, "The Spoils," an account of how mineral wealth has brought misery and exploitation to much of Africa. In 2007, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Emily Bell

Emily Bell

Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University

Emily Bell is founding Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, and a leading thinker, commentator and strategist on digital journalism. Established in 2010, the Tow Center has rapidly built an international reputation for research into the intersection of technology and journalism. The majority of Ms Bell’s professional career was spent at Guardian News and Media in London, working as an award-winning writer and editor both in print and online. As Editor-in-Chief across Guardian websites and Director of Digital Content for Guardian News and Media, she led the web team in pioneering live blogging, podcasting, multimedia formats, data, and social media, making the Guardian an internationally awarded beacon of digital transformation. 

Ms Bell is co-author of a number of lectures and papers on the transformation of journalism, including Post Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present (2012) with CW Anderson and Clay Shirky, co-editor of the book Journalism After Snowden (2017), and most recently The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley Re-engineered Journalism with Taylor Owen (2017). Ms Bell is a trustee on the board of the Scott Trust, the owners of the Guardian; a member of Columbia Journalism Review’s board of overseers; and an adviser to Tamedia Group in Switzerland. She has served as chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on social media, and as a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board. She delivered the Reuters Memorial Lecture in 2014, the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture in 2015, was the 2016 Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media at the University of Cambridge, and gave the AN Smith Annual Lecture in Australia in 2017. Ms Bell continues to write a regular column for the Guardian and Columbia Journalism Review, and is a contributor to the New York Times, CNN, the BBC, and numerous other outlets.

Matthew Belloni

Matthew Belloni

Editorial Director
The Hollywood Reporter

As Editorial Director of The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Belloni is responsible for all editorial content and initiatives at the iconic entertainment media outlet. He oversees all of its editorial properties, including its weekly print magazine; and its digital verticals; and the fashion-focused Pret-a-Reporter. Over the course of his 11-year term, Mr Belloni has played a significant role in The Hollywood Reporter’s transformation from a trade industry daily into the entertainment industry’s flagship media brand with a global reach and a major digital presence. Together, The Hollywood Reporter and its sister publication, Billboard, now draw over 35 million monthly unique online visitors and have a combined social media footprint of 20 million followers.

During this time, The Hollywood Reporter has taken home many of publishing’s most prestigious awards, including a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category from the American Society of Magazine Editors, and 50 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism awards. Mr Belloni has also been at the forefront of The Hollywood Reporter’s move into live events and television, spearheading initiatives like its video roundtable series, ‘Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter’, which airs on SundanceTV and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Before joining The Hollywood Reporter, Mr Belloni was an attorney at an entertainment litigation firm in Los Angeles, and contributed to magazines such as Esquire and Details. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and obtained a law degree from the University of Southern California School of Law, where he was a member of the USC Law Review.

Campbell Brown

Campbell Brown

Head of News Partnerships

Campbell Brown is the Head of News Partnerships at Facebook, leading the team responsible for helping news organizations and journalists work more closely and more effectively with Facebook. Ms Brown has nearly 20 years of experience in journalism, most recently as an award-winning anchor and correspondent for NBC News and CNN. At CNN, she anchored a weekday primetime news program from 2007 to 2010 focusing on politics. Ms Brown held several roles over the course of her 11-year tenure with NBC News, including co-anchor of the weekend edition of “TODAY” from 2003 to 2007 and White House correspondent during President George W. Bush's first term. She also served as the primary substitute anchor for “NBC Nightly News.” She began her career in local news, moving up the ranks of NBC affiliates in Topeka, KS; Richmond, VA; Baltimore, MD; and Washington, DC before going to the national network. Ms Brown is also the founder of The 74, a non-profit news site covering education in America. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Regis College.

Aryeh B. Bourkoff

Aryeh B. Bourkoff

Founder and CEO

Aryeh B. Bourkoff is the founder and CEO of LionTree LLC, a differentiated global investment and merchant banking firm focused on media, technology and telecommunications. LionTree was formed in 2012 to create distinct value for clients through insight, agility, connectivity, trust and execution. The firm leverages its unique insights and relationships across its integrated product set: M&A Advisory, Capital Raising, IPO Advisory, Merchant Banking, Institutional Investor Membership (IIM) and LT Growth. Across these focus areas the firm connects clients with tailored ideas, actionable opportunities and resources that drive results. LionTree also hosts a podcast series, KindredCast, featuring interviews with leaders in TMT and provides a look into the stories of executives who are among the most entrepreneurial of our time. 

Prior to launching LionTree, Mr Bourkoff served as Vice Chairman and Head of Americas Investment Banking at UBS and was on the UBS Investment Banking Executive Committee. During his 13-year tenure at UBS, he also held the positions of Joint Global Head of Telecom, Media and Technology Investment Banking; and Head of the Media and Communications Research Group; and worked as a fixed income research analyst. He also served as a high-yield research analyst at CIBC World Markets and Smith Barney. Mr Bourkoff was named the number-one ranked cable & satellite Fixed Income analyst by Institutional Investor for seven consecutive years, and in 2005 was the first analyst to achieve the number-one ranking across equity, fixed income and hedge fund surveys in the same year. Mr Bourkoff has also been recognized as the top broadcasting & entertainment analyst on the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on The Street” ranking, and by Fortune Magazine on their “40 under 40” list. 

Mr Bourkoff is a director on the boards of select private companies. He serves as a trustee of the Foundation for Fighting Blindness, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, Mr Bourkoff is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Paley Center for Media, the New York Philanthropic Advisory Board of UNICEF, the Royal Academy of Arts America Board, and Lincoln Center’s Business Advisory Council and Media & Entertainment Council. He has provided commentary on the financial markets and TMT sector on CNBC, Bloomberg and other media outlets.  He is also the producer of two documentary films, ‘Out of Print’ and ‘The Last Jews of Libya’, both of which had their premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of California at San Diego.

Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews

Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews

Executive Vice President
CBS News

Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews was appointed Executive Vice President of CBS News in February 2018. Previously, she was CBS News’ Senior Vice President of News Administration, a role she held since January 2015. Ms Ciprian-Matthews is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and veteran news executive who has managed and coordinated the efforts of overseas and domestic bureaus, correspondents and producers. She was CBS News’ Vice President of News from 2011 to 2015, coordinating all day-to-day news coverage. Before that, Ms Ciprian-Matthews served as CBS News’ Foreign Editor (2006-11); Senior Broadcast Producer for the “CBS Evening News” (2004-06); and Senior Producer for CBS News’ foreign coverage (2000-04). In 1998, she became the Deputy Bureau Chief for the CBS News London bureau (1998-2000) and served as Senior Broadcast Producer for CBS News’ “This Morning” and the “CBS Morning News” from 1994-98. She joined CBS News in October 1993 as Senior Producer for live segments on “CBS This Morning.”

Before joining CBS News, Ms Ciprian-Matthews was the Managing Editor of CNN’s New York Bureau (1990-93) and a field producer, assignment manager and assignment editor for CNN (1984-1990). She started her career as a general assignment reporter for the National Public Radio Spanish-language news program, “Enfoque Nacional.” In 2016, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presented Ms Ciprian-Matthews with the Presidential Award of Impact, citing her vast news experience and deep commitment to journalistic excellence. Ms Ciprian-Matthews was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College, NYC, and graduated from New York University with a Master of Arts in Journalism.

Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer

Host, 'Mad Money', CNBC; Founder and Editorial Director

Jim Cramer founded TheStreet in 1996 and currently produces daily columns and videos for the company in addition to co-hosting CNBC’s ‘Squawk on The Street’ and his own show, ‘Mad Money with Jim Cramer’. He also runs the Action Alerts PLUS charitable portfolio, details of which he shares with members of TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS club for investors. Mr Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and later returned for a JD from Harvard Law School after a career as a newspaper reporter. But instead of practicing law, he worked at Goldman Sachs until leaving in 1987 to start his own hedge fund. Mr Cramer, who retired from active money management in 2000 to embrace media full time, has also authored seven books on investing.

Ken Fisher

Ken Fisher

Founder, Executive Chairman, and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Fisher Investments

Ken Fisher is the Founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments, an $107+ billion money management firm serving large institutions and high net worth individuals globally. With more than 3,000 employees, the firm has offices in Washington, California, Texas, the UK, Germany, Dubai, Australia, Japan and Ireland, with further global expansion under way.

Mr Fisher’s Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran for 32 ½ years into 2017, making him the longest continuously running columnist in its history. He now writes regular columns for the Financial Times, USA Today, Germany’s Handelsblatt and Focus Money, France’s L’Opinion, Italy’s Il Sole 25 Ore, the Netherlands’ De Telegraaf, Denmark’s Borsen, Spain’s El Economista, Switzerland’s Handelszeitung, and Austria’s Trend. He has authored 11 books, including four New York Times bestsellers -- and has been published, interviewed and written about in publications globally.

His 1970s theoretical work pioneered an investment tool called the Price-to-Sales Ratio, now a core element of modern financial curricula. A prize-winning researcher, Mr Fisher’s credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals in addition to his firm’s output -- both in traditional and behavioral finance. In 2010, Investment Advisor recognized him on its “Thirty for Thirty” list as among the industry’s 30 most influential individuals of the last three decades. In 2017, Investment News named Mr Fisher to its inaugural list of “Icons & Innovators” who have shaped and transformed the financial advice profession. He is ranked #200 on the 2018 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, where he has appeared since 2005.

Richard Gingras

Richard Gingras

Vice President of News

Richard Gingras is Vice President of News at Google. In that role he guides Google’s strategies relating to the media ecosystem and oversees many of Google’s news and media-related products. Mr Gingras was a key instigator of the recently announced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, an effort to make Web content instantaneous and in doing so, preserve the vitality, utility and openness of the Worldwide Web. He was also co-founder of the Trust Project, a global effort within the journalism community to ensure that high quality journalism is recognized for the credibility it deserves.

For more than 35 years, Mr Gingras has led highly regarded efforts in the development of online services and new media. From 2009 to 2011, he was CEO of Salon Media Group, which operated the acclaimed, and the pioneering virtual community The Well. He assembled Salon's initial seed financing in 1995. Mr Gingras was a strategic advisor to the senior team at Google (2007-2009), strategic advisor to Storify (sold to LiveFyre), founder and CEO of Goodmail Systems, a founding VP of pioneering broadband provider @Home Network, SVP and General Manager of Excite@Home (1996-2001), led the design and development of Apple's online service eWorld (1993-1996), and was founder and CEO of MediaWorks (1987-1992), an early developer of news-agenting technology. He is also a strategic advisor and seed funder of numerous startups.

Mr Gingras serves on the boards of the First Amendment Coalition, the International Center for Journalists, and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard.

James Goldston

James Goldston

ABC News

James Goldston was named President of ABC News in April 2014. He oversees all aspects of the news division, including broadcast, digital and radio, a combined audience that is unmatched in the US. During Mr Goldston’s tenure leading ABC News, the network has responded rapidly to cover breaking news in Cuba, Syria, Iraq, Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, and across the country from San Bernardino to Las Vegas. ABC News has scored exclusive interviews with former FBI director James Comey, President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Cohen, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, among many others, and hosted landmark town halls with President Barack Obama and Pope Francis.

Under his leadership ABC’s newscasts are delivering their most competitive seasons in years while expanding their reach on new digital networks. “GMA” is No. 1 for the seventh straight year and “World News Tonight with David Muir” won the 2016-2017 television season for the first time in 21 years. The Yahoo-ABC News Network reaches over 130 million people a month; and in the last year, ABC News has delivered over 10 billion video views. ABC News has built on this success to launch new news products for over-the-top and social networks, including a 24/7 streaming network, ABC News Live, in 2018. The news division is widely recognized as a pioneer in live streaming and virtual reality, winning the first-ever Edward R. Murrow Award for VR programming. Since 2014, ABC News has won three consecutive Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence in Television and Radio, a historic first for any network.

From March 2012 to April 2014, Mr Goldston served as Senior Vice President for Content and Development for ABC News. In this role, he oversaw ABC News programs and executive producers, and led the development of new shows for broadcast, cable and other distribution. Prior to that, Mr Goldston was the senior executive producer of “Good Morning America” from February 2011 to March 2012. He joined ABC News in 2004 as a senior producer of prime-time specials and investigative reports, and was promoted shortly thereafter to executive producer of “Nightline,” a position he held until 2011. Under his leadership, the program grew to become the No. 1 show in late-night and won a string of awards including multiple Emmys ® and the prestigious Peabody award.

Before joining ABC News, Mr Goldston was the executive producer of Britain’s most-watched current affairs program, ITV1’s “Tonight with Trevor McDonald,” from 2002 to 2004. He began his career in television as a producer for several BBC News programs, including “Newsnight,” the network’s nightly news analysis show, and its flagship current affairs program, “Panorama.” Mr Goldston is a graduate of Jesus College, Oxford University.

Tamara Ingram

Tamara Ingram

J. Walter Thompson

Tamara Ingram is Chief Executive Officer of J. Walter Thompson Company, heading up the agency’s global network of over 12,000 employees, across more than 200 offices and 90 countries. Previously, Ms Ingram was Chief Client Team Officer at WPP where she led the group’s 45 global account teams. Her extensive advertising agency experience includes roles as Grey UK’s Group Chief Executive Officer, as Global Leader on their P&G account, and at WPP’s wholly-owned data investment division, Kantar. Prior to joining the WPP family, Ms Ingram was Chief Executive Officer of McCann Worldgroup in London and Chief Executive of the Saatchi & Saatchi London office.

Ms Ingram's career has been characterized by passion, commitment, and an ability to deliver results by harnessing talented teams both among clients and within the agency. She is an active participant in advertising industry organizations, serving on the Boards of the Ad Council and Effie Worldwide, and as a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, Women in Advertising and Communications London, 4A's, and Advertising Women of New York. Ms Ingram believes deeply in giving her time and resources to charity, and is a Trustee of Save the Children and the Royal Drawing School in London. In 2011, she was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to tourism through her work as Chairman of Visit London.

Valerie Ford Jacob

Valerie Ford Jacob

Partner, Global Transactions Group
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Valerie Ford Jacob is a Partner in Freshfields’ Global Transactions group, co-head of the Global Financial Institutions sector group, and co-head of the Global Capital Markets practice. She focuses on capital raising, including both debt and equity in the public and private markets; mergers and acquisitions; and joint ventures. Ms Jacob also counsels corporations on corporate governance and securities regulation. Before joining Freshfields, she was the Senior Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Ms Jacob is a frequent contributor to legal and other periodicals on securities laws and financing topics. She is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in capital markets by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR, The Legal 500 United States and Best Lawyers. She co-led the Freshfields team that was honored as “Transatlantic Private Equity Team of the Year” by Legal Week and The American Lawyer for its cross-border work advising Formula One (F1) and CVC Capital Partners on the sale of F1 to Liberty Media. She was named to the Law Dragon 500 Hall of Fame in 2017.

Ms Jacob was also honored as a “Woman Worth Watching” in the 2016 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal and the 2017 Expert Guide to Women in Business Law, a peer-ranked list of female experts in various divisions of business law. She is a member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only membership organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. She serves on the board of the Metropolitan Oval Foundation, a New York-based youth soccer organization. Ms Jacob received her JD from Cornell Law School, and a BS from Boston University. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York. 

Colin Kinsella

Colin Kinsella

Havas Media Group North America

Colin Kinsella is charged with leading and consistently innovating Havas Media's integrated client offering. He is regarded as a visionary leader who has throughout his career implemented strategic, client-first thinking that increases innovation and sustainable success.

Mr Kinsella has held positions of increasing authority at some of advertising’s most admired and respected companies. Prior to joining Havas, he served as CEO of Mindshare North America, a division of WPP’s GroupM. During his tenure, he managed client relationships across a diverse portfolio including Volvo, American Express, Unilever and Nordstrom, and orchestrated the global launch of The Loop, a data-infused “war room” that monitors data from over 100 sources in real-time to drive strategy and track campaign success. In 2014, the innovative work produced by the company's North American offices captured 34 industry awards and, in 2015, won the MMA Mobile Agency of the Year award. Mr Kinsella was also recognized as a Digital All Star by Media Post in 2015. Under his leadership, Havas Media recently won Adweek’s 2016 US Media Agency of the Year award and MediaPost’s 2017 US Media Agency of the Year award.

Mr Kinsella also has held a variety of leadership roles at Digitas, Razorfish, Foote, Cone & Belding, and QuinStreet over the course of his career.

Jason Kint

Jason Kint

Digital Content Next

Jason Kint is CEO of Digital Content Next (DCN), the only trade association to exclusively serve the unique and diverse needs of high-quality digital content companies that manage trusted, direct relationships with consumers and marketers. Mr Kint guides DCN's diverse and powerful group of members — established brands such as The New York Times, NBC, Conde Nast and ESPN, and digital natives, such as Vox, Slate and Business Insider — into the future and on setting the agenda for discussions on issues ranging from net neutrality to revenue innovation to privacy. He also serves as Chairman of TrustX, a cooperative digital advertising marketplace designed to address the industry's trust, transparency and accountability challenges in digital advertising. TrustX is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DCN operating as a public benefit corporation (B Corp). A 20-year veteran of the digital media industry, Mr Kint led the evolution of CBS Sports into a multi-platform brand and served in various executive roles launching and leading the websites for Sporting News and all of Times Mirror Magazines’ flagship websites under the ownership of Times Mirror, Paul Allen and later Condé Nast.

Isaac Lee

Isaac Lee

Chief Content Officer
Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa

Isaac Lee is the Chief Content Officer for Univision Communications Inc (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and for Grupo Televisa in Mexico, the world’s largest Spanish-language content producer. In addition, Mr Lee manages key areas of the company’s growth, including the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a multi-platform destination for the new, rising American mainstream. FMG is comprised of UCI’s interests in FUSION and El Rey, as well as The Root, The Onion, A.V. Club, Clickhole, Starwipe, Gizmodo Media Group, Univision Digital and Univision Music. Mr Lee led Univision’s digital expansion and the acquisition of the Gizmodo Media Group, which made Univision one of the media organizations with the largest digital footprint in the US. Mr Lee serves on the board of directors of the Associated Press, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Columbia Journalism Review. He is also a member of the Journalism Advisory board of ProPublica, the advisory board of the Peabody Awards, and the Institute of Politics of the University of Chicago. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Foro IberoAmerica.

Jessica Lessin

Jessica Lessin

Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief
The Information

Jessica E. Lessin founded The Information in 2013 and is the publication’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief. She covered Silicon Valley and the technology industry for eight years at the Wall Street Journal. At the Journal, she wrote nearly 1,000 articles for the paper, consistently breaking news about major products, management changes and strategy shifts at Apple, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies. She was part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for a 2011 series on digital privacy and has appeared on CNBC, NPR, CNN and PBS’s “The Charlie Rose Show.” Ms Lessin graduated from Harvard University.

Scott Lippstreu

Scott Lippstreu

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Scott Lippstreu is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s US Strategy service line, Monitor Deloitte. He also serves as Deputy Media lead for Deloitte Consulting. Mr Lippstreu has more than 25 years of experience working with Media & Entertainment clients to improve commercial strategies, including pricing and channel management. He has also led Deloitte Consulting’s US Customer & Commercial Strategy practice.

Mr Lippstreu is a co-author of Deloitte’s Digital Media Trends (formerly Digital Democracy Survey) and speaks frequently on the evolving nature of digital media consumption. The 12th edition of that survey will be launched soon.

Mr Lippstreu’s industry experience includes digital, broadcast, cable, print, and Out of Home, serving clients around the world. He has helped clients launch new sales channels, improve pricing methodologies, and make the transition to “as a service” business models. In particular, he has helped numerous clients successfully re-position their products to metered and/or success-driven business models.

Mr Lippstreu serves on the Board of Junior Achievement of New York. He earned a Master’s from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Marketing from Georgetown University. He also studied at Brasenose College.

Sharon Rowlands

Sharon Rowlands

USA Today Network Marketing Solutions

Sharon Rowlands was named President of USA Today Network Marketing Solutions in November 2017. She oversees the business-to-business initiatives at Gannett|USA Today Network. She was previously CEO of ReachLocal (acquired by Gannett) from April 2014. Ms Rowlands also serves on the board of directors for the Local Search Association as well as global software company Pegasystems. She has more than 20 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar companies that serve small- and medium-sized businesses, financial markets and enterprise customers.

Ms Rowlands was named Customer Focused CEO of the Year in the 2016 CEO World Awards, won the Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in 2016 and was also named Female CEO of the Year in the 2016 One Planet Awards. She has served as CEO of a variety of organizations, including Altegrity, Penton Media and Thomson Financial. She has also served on the board of directors of Constant Contact (Nasdaq: CTCT) and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP).

Christopher Ruddy

Christopher Ruddy

Newsmax Media

Christopher Ruddy is CEO of Newsmax Media Inc, one of the nation’s leading online and TV news companies. Mr Ruddy founded Newsmax Media, a broadcasting and multimedia publishing company whose content covers news, politics, health, lifestyle and finance, in 1998. The Newsmax TV channel is now carried in over 50 million US cable homes, and the company’s flagship website,, is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most trafficked and influential news websites. Forbes has called Newsmax a “news powerhouse.” As a journalist, Mr Ruddy previously worked at the New York Post and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. He has conducted interviews with political, business and world leaders, including Bill Clinton, the late Sir John Templeton, Donald Trump and Mikhail Gorbachev. He is currently an ABC News contributor. Multichannel News recently named Mr Ruddy among its “TV News Titans: The 10 Names to Know.”

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

BuzzFeed News

Ben Smith is the Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed News. Since joining the company in January 2012, Mr Smith has built a newsroom of over 200 reporters and editors, led expansion of over 20 content verticals, and built teams across the world. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed News’ coverage has grown to include politics, business, investigative reporting, long-form journalism, and entertainment, while growing the site’s traffic to over 200 million monthly unique visitors.  Mr Smith was called "one of the most talented and admired scoop-mongers in the game" by The New Republic, named one of Fast Company’s "Most Creative People in Business," and featured as Fortune’s "40 Under 40" for his work at BuzzFeed.

Prior to BuzzFeed, Mr Smith was senior political writer for Politico from 2007 to 2011. Before Politico, he wrote a column and a blog for the New York Daily News, started New York’s first political blog, The Politicker, for the New York Observer, as well as the political site, Room Eight, after working as City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Sun and as a stringer for the Wall Street Journal in Latvia. Mr Smith has written for publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, the New York Post, and the New Republic.

Josh Tyrangiel

Josh Tyrangiel

Executive Vice President
Vice News

Josh Tyrangiel is Executive Vice President of VICE News at VICE Media, overseeing all of VICE’s news divisions --; ‘VICE News Tonight’; and VICE News’ multi-awarding winning long-form documentary unit.

Mr Tyrangiel joined VICE Media in 2015 and was instrumental in launching “VICE News Tonight”, VICE Media and HBO’s critically acclaimed half-hour nightly newscast that has had five Emmy wins and 15 nominations in less than two years on-air.

Previously, Mr Tyrangiel was Chief Content Officer for Bloomberg Media, including Bloomberg Digital, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Projects & Investigations, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, and Bloomberg Pursuits. He also served as Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2009, Mr Tyrangiel was named to The New York Observer’s list of top insurgents for the upcoming year, and in 2012 was named editor of the year by Ad Age and made Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 list.

Prior to Bloomberg, Mr Tyrangiel held the role of Deputy Managing Editor of TIME magazine and Managing Editor of, where he more than quadrupled the website’s traffic in three years. He began his journalism career at Rolling Stone, Vibe and MTV Networks. He has an MA in American Studies from Yale University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.


Keynote FT interviews (3)

Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet

Executive Editor
The New York Times

Dean Baquet is Executive Editor of The New York Times, a position he assumed in May 2014. He serves in the highest ranked position in The Times’s newsroom and oversees The New York Times news report in all its various forms. Before being named Executive Editor, Mr Baquet was Managing Editor of The Times. He previously served as Washington Bureau Chief for the paper from March 2007 to September 2011.

Mr Baquet rejoined The Times after several years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was Editor of the newspaper from 2005, after serving as Managing Editor from 2000. Previously, Mr Baquet had been National Editor and Deputy Metro Editor of The New York Times. He joined in 1990 as a Metro reporter. Before that, he reported for the Chicago Tribune from 1984 to 1990 and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans for nearly seven years. While at the Chicago Tribune, Mr Baquet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for investigative reporting on corruption in the Chicago City Council. He has received numerous other local and regional awards. Mr Baquet majored in English at Columbia University.

Jeff Zucker

Jeff Zucker


Jeff Zucker has been the President of CNN since 2013. He oversees all of CNN’s businesses, including the CNN US television network, CNN International, HLN, all of CNN’s digital properties, and Great Big Story. Mr Zucker has had one of the most storied careers in media. He took over the Today show at the age of 26 and re-invented the historic morning news program, went on to a 25-year career at NBC Universal, co-founded the online streaming service Hulu, and is currently leading a dramatic turnaround at CNN.

Prior to coming to CNN, Mr Zucker spent more than two decades at NBC Universal, where he rose through the ranks to become the company’s President and CEO. He headed up the global media and entertainment company, which includes the NBC broadcast network, its news division and all of its cable properties (including MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Oxygen and Syfy), Universal Pictures and the Universal Theme Parks.

Stephen K. Bannon

Stephen K. Bannon

Former White House Chief Strategist and CEO of Trump campaign

Stephen K. Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor at the White House. He is the former Executive Chairman of Breitbart News. A former Goldman Sachs M&A banker, Mr Bannon has a Master's degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a former Surface Warfare Officer serving aboard the USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964) in the western Pacific, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf.

Chair and Other FT Participants (6)

Matthew Garrahan

Matthew Garrahan

Global Media Editor
Financial Times

Matthew Garrahan is the Financial Times’ Global Media Editor, overseeing coverage of the media, marketing and entertainment industries. He recently returned to London after 11 years in the US, working first as Los Angeles correspondent before moving to New York to cover media in 2014.

He has a track record breaking news and landed big scoops on Donald Trump’s ties with Rupert Murdoch -- including the revelation that Ivanka Trump was a trustee of Murdoch’s young children -- while his exclusive story on Apple’s $3bn purchase of Dr Dre’s Beats was widely followed around the world. He has written extensively on the disruptive impact of technology on the media, covering the rise of Netflix and Spotify, as well as the emergence of Google and Facebook as digital advertising powerhouses. He reported on three US elections and dug deep into the demographic changes that are reshaping the US electoral map. He regularly writes for FT Weekend and has written Lunch with the FT interviews with, among others, Angelina Jolie, Larry David and Sean Penn.

After joining the FT in 1998 he worked as a corporate reporter, then sports business correspondent, reporting from the Sydney Olympics and World Cup in Japan, before taking on the leisure beat covering gaming, hotels and travel.

He regularly appears on CNN, BBC and MSNBC and has been recognised for his work by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, winning the breaking news prize for his Apple-Beats scoop. He won two Los Angeles Press Club prizes for his reporting on Hollywood and was a Mirror Awards finalist for excellence in media coverage.

A graduate of the University of Warwick, where he studied English and American literature, he can be found on Twitter at @MattGarrahan.

Lionel Barber

Lionel Barber

Financial Times

Lionel Barber is the Editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Mr Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation. During his tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards.

Mr Barber has co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and European security and monetary union in the US and Europe, and appears regularly on TV and radio around the world. As Editor, he has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including US President Donald Trump, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, and President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

Mr Barber has received several distinguished awards, including the St George Society medal of honour and the Legion d’Honneur for his contribution to journalism. In February 2018 he received The Media Society's Annual Award.

He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is Chairman of the Tate.

John Ridding

John Ridding

Financial Times Group

John Ridding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group, a role he has held for the past 10 years. Under his stewardship the FT has expanded its global operations, successfully scaled and transformed its core business and acquired a number of companies that support its multichannel strategy including Money-Media, Medley Global Advisors, Exec-Appointments, Assanka (renamed FT Labs), Alpha Grid and most recently Longitude.

He managed the acquisition of the FT by Nikkei in 2015, a merger than has been completed smoothly to create a global news media leader. He also serves as a Special Executive Director of Nikkei. He is co-chair of Nikkei’s Digital Strategy Committee and sits on Nikkei’s Global Investment Committee.
During his tenure the FT has built its reputation for quality global news and analysis and digital transformation. The FT now attracts the largest paying readership in its 129-year history, with two-thirds of its readership now coming from digital channels and a growing presence in video and social media. It has won a series of awards for its strategy and its coverage and is recognised as an industry leader in innovation and communications.

Mr Ridding has been at the FT for 29 years, including leadership roles in editorial, business and at the FT’s former parent company, Pearson, where he was President of Pearson Professional, a division of the global education business. He was a member of Pearson’s executive board, and also served as President of Pearson in Asia, over-seeing the group’s regional education strategy. He launched the Corporate Learning Alliance in partnership with IE of Spain and the FT125, a leadership forum now complemented by a forum for women in business.

Prior to his Pearson role, Mr Ridding was the editor and publisher of the Financial Times in Asia. He led the launch of the FT’s Asia edition in 2003, steering it to a series of commercial and editorial successes. He also led the development of the FT’s Chinese language website, which now has more than 2m users and is the leading international source of business news in China. He launched a number of training and educational initiatives in the region.

During his career at the FT, Mr Ridding has held a variety of senior positions in both editorial and business departments, including deputy editor, managing editor, Asia editor, Paris correspondent and Korea correspondent. Before joining the FT, he worked at Oxford Analytica, heading the economics and Asia Pacific desks.

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett

Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large, US
Financial Times

Gillian Tett is Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large, US at the Financial Times. She previously served as US Managing Editor, leading the Financial Times’ editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the FT, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues throughout the globe. Ms Tett served as Assistant Editor, US Managing Editor from 2010 to 2012, and prior to this Assistant Editor responsible for the FT’s markets coverage. Other roles at the FT have included Capital Markets Editor, Deputy Editor of the Lex column, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Tokyo Correspondent, London-based economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and also received the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. She is the author of The Silo Effect: Why Putting Everything In Its Place Isn't Such A Bright Idea (Simon & Schuster, 2015), New York Times bestseller Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (Little Brown, UK and Simon and Schuster, US, 2009), and Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from Its Trillion Dollar Meltdown (Harper Collins, 2003). Before joining the FT in 1993, Ms Tett was awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, where she also earned her Bachelor’s degree.

Shannon Bond

Shannon Bond

San Francisco Correspondent
Financial Times

Shannon Bond is the San Francisco correspondent for the Financial Times. She covers technology, including Amazon, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, ecommerce and self-driving cars.

Bond joined the FT in 2008, and was formerly US Media and Marketing Correspondent in New York covering content and distribution companies, digital media and the broader advertising and marketing industries. Before that, she served as a general assignment reporter and interactive production editor for

Prior to working at FT, Bond was a war and national security reporter for Medill News Service, covering Congress, the Pentagon and various federal agencies. She has also served as a science and business reporter for Medill, writing on research frontiers, neuroscience and the technology beat. Previously, she acted as a consultant for Attap Technologies, wrote for The Doe Fund and was an editor at the Hudson Review. 

Bond is a graduate of Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, earning an MSJ, and of Columbia University, earning a degree in psychology and religion. 

Find her on Twitter at @shannonpareil.

James Fontanella-Khan

James Fontanella-Khan

US Corporate Finance and Deals Editor
Financial Times and Co-Creator, FT Due Diligence

James Fontanella-Khan was appointed the Financial Times' US Corporate Finance and Deals Editor in February 2018. He was previously US M&A correspondent at the FT. Prior to that, he worked on Lex and as a correspondent in Brussels, New Delhi and Mumbai. He started his career at the FT in London on the news desk in 2005. He graduated from Sciences Po, Paris. Along with Arash Massoudi, Mr Fontanella-Khan is the co-creator of the FT’s premium deals briefing called Due Diligence.


Agenda - 22nd Mar

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:50am
    Welcome Remarks

    Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Heading

    An overview of the economic and geopolitical trends shaking the news media landscape

    Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:15am
    Panel: Platforms or Publishers?

    Tech platforms are now where many people go to get their news. How are they working with publishers? Are they doing enough to combat “fake” news? Do they wield too much power?

    Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
    Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships, Facebook
    Richard Gingras, Vice President of News, Google
    Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:00am
    Keynote Interview

    Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, The New York Times

    Interviewed by Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:30am
    The Polarization Panel

    Our panel considers the evolving news environment and the challenges of running a news operation in 2018 amid White House hostility towards the press, a country divided along partisan lines, and intensifying activism around major social issues, exemplified by the #MeToo movement and the campaign for gun control.

    Stephen J. Adler, President and Editor-in-Chief, Reuters
    Lydia Polgreen, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost
    Christopher Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax Media

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:10am
    Networking Break
  • 11:30am
    Interview: The Power of Tangibility in an Intangible World

    The enduring value of print, digital prospects and the value of engagement.

    John Ridding, CEO, Financial Times Group

    Interviewed by Ken Fisher, Founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fisher Investments

  • 11:50am
    Panel: Digital First

    What should a newsroom in 2018 look like -- and what should its priorities be? This panel looks at how a new generation of news services made its mark and explores how digital publishing is changing journalism.

    Jessica Lessin, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Information
    Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed
    Josh Tyrangiel, Executive Vice President, Vice News

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:30pm
    Networking Lunch

    Lunch Keynote: Does Fake News Move Markets?

    Jim Cramer, Host, 'Mad Money with Jim Cramer', and Co-Anchor, 'Squawk on The Street', CNBC, and Founder, TheStreet Inc

    In conversation with Ken Fisher, Founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fisher Investments

  • 1:40pm
    Keynote Interview

    Jeff Zucker, President, CNN

    Interviewed by Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:05pm
    Panel: The Advertising Conundrum

    How are advertisers responding to the transformation of the media sector? 

    Tamara Ingram, CEO, J. Walter Thompson
    Colin Kinsella, CEO, Havas Media Group North America
    Sharon Rowlands, President, USA Today Network Marketing Solutions

    Moderator: Shannon Bond, US Media and Marketing Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:40pm
    Panel: Marketing the News -- Strategies for a Digital Audience

    In an ever noisier media landscape, news publishers across traditional, online and social platforms are battling to gain the attention of switched-on, digital natives. What strategies are they using to broaden and deepen their reach?

    Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour
    Matthew Belloni, Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter
    Scott Lippstreu, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and co-author, Deloitte's Digital Media Trends

    Moderator: Shannon Bond, US Media and Marketing Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:20pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:45pm
    Panel: Television News -- Back with a Bang

    How a news medium roared back with a vengeance in the Trump era. Can it sustain its growth in the digital age? What are the challenges that lie ahead? How should television cover Trump? Is it possible to have non-partisan news programming?

    Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, Executive Vice President, CBS News
    James Goldston, President, ABC News
    Isaac Lee, Chief Content Officer, Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:20pm
    Panel: Is Consolidation Coming?

    The media industry seems set for another wave of consolidation. With distributors requiring more content and content creators finding it increasingly difficult to stand alone, the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner is likely to be followed by similar deals. This has implications for regulators as well as audiences. What is the outlook for investment in media, and how will the sector look in five years’ time? Will the deal bubble burst?

    Aryeh B. Bourkoff, Founder and CEO, LionTree
    Valerie Ford Jacob, Partner, Global Transactions Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Moderator: James Fontanella-Khan, US Corporate Finance and Deals Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:50pm
    Keynote Interview

    Stephen K. Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and CEO of Trump campaign

    Interviewed by Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:15pm
    Closing Remarks

    Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:20pm
    Networking Drinks Reception

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