The discourse around the accuracy of information, the reliability of data, and a lack of diverse voices has media organizations reconsidering how they report the news. Join us for an engaging discussion with media industry leaders on data and information trends, and the future of race and politics in media under the Trump administration. A networking reception will follow.
Bloomberg and the Emma Bowen Foundation partner to bring you this conversation, bringing together talented media professionals of color and established leaders in the field to discuss the future of race and politics in this new era.
- Megan Murphy was named editor of Bloomberg Businessweek in November 2016. Prior to joining the magazine, Murphy was Bloomberg’s Washington Bureau Chief since August 2015, overseeing the news organization’s coverage of the Federal Reserve, government, financial regulation, campaign finance and politics.
- Justin B. Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.’s global multi-platform media organization that comprises web, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. Since joining Bloomberg L.P. in September 2013, Justin has completed a strategic review of Bloomberg Media and outlined a new vision to build the leading, next generation media company for global business by concentrating on the development of a series of digitally-led, multi-platform new brands.
- David Sutphen is Managing Partner at Brunswick Group. With nearly 20 years of experience in private industry and government, Mr. Sutphen has a proven history of helping companies further their business priorities and build partnerships that advance their public policy goals and social responsibility missions. He was most recently featured in Fortune’s Why Race and Culture Matter in the C-suite. Prior to joining Brunswick, David held senior positions in the media and entertainment industry at Viacom and the Recording Industry Association of America.
- Paula Williams Madison is Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a Los Angeles based media consultancy company with global reach. In 2011, Madison retired from NBCUniversal, where she had been Executive Vice President of Diversity as well as a Vice President of the General Electric Company (GE), then the parent company of NBCU. During her 22 years with NBCU, she held a number of successful leadership roles, including President and General Manager of NBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Regional General Manager for NBCU’s Telemundo TV stations and Vice President and News Director of NBC4 New York. Her career as a journalist led to a 1996 Peabody Award for NBC4 New York’s investigation, “A License to Kill.”
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