Audio and Video from Publishing Business Conference Keynotes Now Online
Keynote presentations from the 2012 Publishing Business Conference & Expo are now online. Whether you caught these top-notch speakers in person at the New York Marriott Marquis last month or want to find out what you missed, these presentations are well worth a listen.
Featured are Josh Tyrangiel, the editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, who galvanized the crowd with his opening address probing the anatomy of Businessweek's turnaround; Marcus Leaver, outgoing president of Sterling Publishing, who offered prescriptions for the future of sensible book publishing; and David Carr's fascinating interview with Flipboard's Josh Quittner, in which the two media veterans traded jokes, barbs and mutual concern for the future vitality of magazines and newspapers. For anyone who has wondered how content aggregation, social curation and mobile will shape publishing's future, this is essential listening.
Kicking off the keynote section, Conference Director Noelle Skodzinski offered her humorous take on the much-overplayed idea that traditional publishing is experiencing death throes, reaching back into history (filtered through a certain well-known British comedy troupe) to make her point.
Also online are the book and magazine executive keynote panels, in-depth panel discussions featuring major thought-leaders in their respective industries, including Paul Miller, CEO, UBM Electronics and UBM Canon; Maureen McMahon, President/Publisher, Kaplan Publishing; David Carey, President, Hearst Magazines; and Lisa Nachtigall, Director of Business Development at Wiley-Blackwell.
Wrapping up this year's show was a closing address from perennially popular industry consultant, Publishing Executive columnist and seer Bob Sacks. Sacks draws extensively from points made by show panelists and his own 40-plus years in publishing in a humorous, thought-provoking presentation.
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