This Week on FORA.tv: Celebreality, Income Inequality, and More

By October 20, 2014Industry News
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Is income inequality killing the American dream?

Where’s the world’s best place to work?

Who watches celebrity reality shows?

find out This Week on FORA.tv

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Endemol’s Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin are reality television pioneers behind successful “celebreality” shows such as VH1’s “The Surreal Life” series, the “Miami Ink” franchise for TLC, and Discovery’s “Storm Chasers.”  Both will go behind the scenes of producing some of the country’s most popular guilty pleasures and running a leading entertainment company. Watch October 21

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Reuters Chief Executive Andrew Rashbass will share his views on disruption in the news business–including the future of television news–and reflect on his first year at the helm of the venerable news and information service. Watch October 22

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America is experiencing one of the largest demographic shifts in the country’s history. As a result, the U.S. Department of Education recently projected that students from minority groups will comprise a majority of the country’s public school K-12 students this school year. Join National Journal for a robust town hall about how the nation’s rapidly evolving demographic shifts are impacting schools across the country as they educate a new generation of Americans. Watch October 22


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Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. As the rungs of the economic ladder move further and further apart, opportunities for upward mobility–the American dream–could move out of reach. Is the deck stacked against the middle class and the poor? If the American dream is dying, is it the result of income inequality? Or is disparity in income a red herring where more complex issues are at play? Watch October 22

Elise Gould, Director of Health Policy Research at Economic Policy Institute, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer will argue for the motion;  Edward Conard, former partner at Bain Capital, and Manhattan Institute fellow Scott Winship will argue against.

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Millennials, the young generation of Americans currently in their late-teens through mid-thirties, comprise 24% of the US population-and 100% of the coveted 18-34 demographic of media consumers that marketing and entertainment executives most want to reach.

ABC Family’s Tom Ascheim, President of MTV Programming Susanne Daniels, and Defy Media’s Keith Richman will visit the Media Council in Los Angeles to share insights and discuss strategies for earning–and keeping–the loyalty of a generation whose habits, preferences, and values are shaping the future of the media industry. Watch October 23

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Described by WIRED as a conference for “real thinkers,” PopTech gathers 600 of the brightest minds to share ideas and projects that are shaping the future.  Design visionary and guest host John Maeda will lead an exploration of how the spirit of rebellion has inspired some of the greatest advances in technology, science, business, design and social innovation. Watch October 23-25

Speakers include Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab; Regina Dugan, advanced special-projects group lead at Google and former director of DARPA; U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan
; Helen Fisher, renowned expert on romantic love; and Paola Antonelli, senior curator at MoMA.

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Which workplaces are the best in the world?  At Great Place to Work’s fourth annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces celebration, find out how companies create high-trust cultures that nurture camaraderie and pride across geographical boundaries. Get inspired by their commitment to putting their people first and find out what makes them the best in the world!

Great Place to Work® Global CEO, China Gorman, will moderate a panel discussion with leaders of great workplaces about how they cultivate trust within their organizations and what it means to create a culture where employees are inspired, motivated, and innovative. Watch October 23

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