mediabistro.com was on the scene at Monday’s 39th annual Matrix Awards honoring women’s achievements in the communications industry. Today co-anchor Meredith Vieira, a past winner and this year’s emcee, told TVNewser before the ceremony began, “This is a room full of such accomplished women, it’s a little mind-boggling.”
mediabistro.com founder and senior vice president Laurel Touby caught up with Daily Candy founder and editorial director Dany Levy (who sold her company for $125 million in August 2008), ProPublica editor-in-chief Paul Steiger, Seventeen editor-in-chief Ann Shoket, and Studio 360 anchor Kurt Andersen to discuss the future of the media industry, with the news of Portfolio‘s closure as a catalyst for conversation.
Watch the videos to find out what they had to say about Portfolio‘s demise and more, after the jump…
|When Laurel Touby asks Daily Candy founder Dany Levy about her email newsletter before it snowballed into a success, Levy says, “I didn’t know what I was doing. I was just hoping to not go under for a long time.”|
|While talking about the next generation of women in media with Laurel Touby, Seventeen editor-in-chief Ann Shoket says, “We are an industry under fire… It’s so important that you continually look for things you can celebrate.”|
|Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen tells Laurel Touby: “With mediabistro, with Daily Candy, with the saplings that are growing into trees in the new media, I don’t think we need to despair over the demise of print magazines.”|
|ProPublica editor-in-chief Paul Steiger discusses his former Wall Street Journal colleague and now ex-Portfolio EIC Joanne Lipman (an “absolutely brilliant journalist”) and entertains Laurel Touby’s suggestion of potentially working with Portfolio refugees.|