April 12, 2024

Event: Broadcasters Vie for American Audience

One of the hottest topics in the current media environment is international broadcasters who seek a place and influence in the American marketplace. The OPC has organized a panel of new networks that have recently set up production in the U.S. and are working via cable or satellite across America.

Al Jazeera America will be represented by OPC member Marcy McGinnis, who is Senior Vice President of News Gathering, a position she held for many years with CBS News.

Elaine Reyes is news anchor for CCTV, the predominant state TV broadcaster in China.

Jay Campbell, President of CAV International, is the US representative for NHK World,
Japan’s public broadcasting company.

Porter Bibb will fill the role of media commentator. A former White House correspondent for Newsweek and former Corporate Development Director for The New York Times Company is now Managing Partner of Mediatech Capital Partners

Jim Laurie, OPC member, will be Moderator. Laurie was an NBC correspondent in Saigon, an ABC correspondent and recently the director of the broadcast journalism department at the University of Hong Kong.

The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 16 at the Ford Foundation East River Room, 320 East 43 Street. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., Reception at 6pm and the discussion at 6:45 p.m. RSVP is essential. Please call the OPC at 212-626-9220 or e-mail. Photo ID is necessary to enter the Ford Foundation building.