We’re excited to announce that Lydia Polgreen, EIC of HuffPost, and Rich Battista, CEO of Time Inc., will be speaking at Code Media — two leaders from legacy and digital media companies that are pivoting to serve their audiences in new ways, in high-stakes settings.

Polgreen is the New York Times veteran who’s trying to remake Arianna Huffington’s eponymous site for a new era. Her goal: Keep a loyal monthly audience of 170 million viewers — while connecting with parts of America that feel underserved by mainstream media. We’ll ask Polgreen how that’s going — and what it’s like to work as part of the newly formed Verizon/AOL/Yahoo media experiment.

Battista is the latest CEO to try to transform Time Inc.’s powerful-but-declining print business into a digital-first operation. His big idea: Cut costs and look for anything that will generate new revenue, from food-and-wine subscription services to pet insurance. Meanwhile, he needs to convince Wall Street — which wanted him to sell the whole company this year — to give him time to make it work.

Two fascinating leaders, who are both learning on the job. See what you can learn from them.

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See you this February!

The Recode Events Team

 


More about our speakers:


       Lydia Polgreen
Editor in Chief, HuffPost
Lydia Polgreen is editor in chief of HuffPost. She was named to that post after spending nearly 15 years at The New York Times, where she served as deputy international editor, South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Polgreen has received the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, the Livingston Award for international reporting and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

       Rich Battista
President and CEO, Time Inc.
Rich Battista became president and CEO of Time Inc. in September 2016. Time Inc. is one of the largest media companies in the world. Its influential brands — Time, People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle and Real Simple — reach more than 170 million people each month across multiple platforms. Battista has led initiatives to strategically extend the company’s core brands into such areas as video, television, experiential, social and e-commerce, transitioning Time Inc. into a multimedia, multi-platform enterprise.

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