NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Hosts MEDIA Magazine’s Fifth Annual “Future of Media” Forum on October 3

Media industry’s top minds to assemble, discuss, and debate during Advertising Week

NEW YORK, September 27, 2012 – The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), through its Master of Arts in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program, will host MEDIA Magazine’s Fifth AnnualFuture of Media” Forum on Wednesday, October 3 at the NYU Kimmel Center, starting at 8 a.m. The Forum coincides with Advertising Week, an annual gathering of advertising, marketing, media and communications leaders.

“We’re excited to again present our annual exploration of the frontiers of media,” said Kenneth Fadner, chairman and publisher of Media Post Communications, the holding company for MEDIA Magazine. “Things have changed so rapidly and so dramatically in the world of media that we’ve had lively debates for four straight years. The ‘Future of Media’ Forum is all about where we’re going as an industry. With that question continually under study, what better host and sponsor for the Forum than NYU, New York City’s top academic institution, covering the same subject matter?”

The “Future of Media” Forum brings together the most prominent executives from all sides of the media business to share and discuss the industry’s future. This year’s panel includes: David Fischer, vice president, marketing, Facebook; Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision; Arianna Huffington, co-founder, the Huffington Post; David Kenny, chairman and CEO, the Weather Channel; Nigel Morris, CEO, Aegis Media Americas & EMEA; Miles Nadal, CEO, MDC Partners; and Tony Pace, CMO, SUBWAY Franchise World Headquarters.

“We are pleased to host and sponsor the 2012 ‘Future of Media’ Forum,” said Bonnie Blake, academic director of the NYU-SCPS M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program. “This is an important discussion about the many challenges and opportunities for the media industry in commerce and society. The Forum will encourage an exchange of ideas among students, alumni, faculty members, and industry leaders.”

The “Future of Media” Forum begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 10:45 a.m. To learn more and to register, visit http://www.mediapost.com/futureofmedia.

The M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program prepares strategic and innovative managers across media. For more information about the program, contact Bonnie Blake at 212-992-3222 or bonnie.blake@nyu.edu.

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About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.