Vanishing Icons: Old Media Adapts or Dies

VIDEO: Economic forces are dismantling established players and unsteadying others as segments of the media industry are pressured in expected and unexpected ways. A panel discuss including Carter Bales of the Wicks Group, Jim Friedlich of Zelnick Media and Walter Florence of Frontenac what it all means.

Economic forces are dismantling established players and unsteadying others as segments of our industry are pressured in expected and unexpected ways. The dismantling of Knight Ridder, privatization of VNU and the sale of family stock at Forbes represent but a few examples of how companies have fared. What is happening in the market that is forcing companies to change? Which industry sectors will be invested in or divested from? Which business models do companies need to embrace for continued economic growth? Our panel of industry experts from the consulting and investment community will share their points of view on these economic forces and how they will impact your companies.

Moderator

Tolman Geffs
Managing Director, The Jordan Edmiston Group

Panelists

Carter Bales
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The Wicks Group of Companies

Jim Friedlich
Partner, Zelnick Media

Walter Florence
Managing Director, Frontenac Company LLC