An overview from our "News at the Speed of Life" International Council summit in Madrid.
Juan Luis Cebrian
Juan Luis Cebrián is the CEO and chairman of the executive committee of
the Spanish media group PRISA, as well as vice president of Prisa TV and
chairman of the daily newspaper El País. Prisa is the largest
group in education, communication, media and entertainment fields in the
Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds, present in twenty-two Latin
American countries. Cebrián was managing editor and deputy editor in
chief of Madrid dailies Pueblo and Informaciones, to be
later appointed head of the news services of Spanish public television
(TVE). In January 1976, he became the founding editor in chief of El País,
which has been the leading paper for more than three decades not only
in Spain but in the whole Spanish-speaking market. From 1986 to1988, he
was also president of the International Press Institute (IPI). In
October 1988, he took over as chief executive officer of El País and Grupo Prisa. He was named chairman of the executive committee of the board of Prisa in December 2008, and recently appointed chairman of El País.
He is a graduate from the Official School of Journalism and from the
Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied philosophy. Cebrián is
a steady member of the Royal Spanish Academy since 1996 and has
authored numerous books both of fiction and essays.
Vadim Lavrusik is the journalist
program manager at Facebook where he works to further journalism that
takes place on the platform through editorial partnerships and
news-related products. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to Facebook, he worked
as the community manager and social media strategist at Mashable.com. He has also worked on social media at The New York Times
and received a master of science degree in digital media from the
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He
has written for PBS NewsHour, Nieman Journalism Lab, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the Star Tribune, Poynter.org, Mashable.com and more.