NORMAN PEARLSTINE - Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc.
- Editorial Independence
We are the best editorial publications in each of the groups where we chose to
compete. And we're always looking for people who are absolutely committed to
editorial integrity, to editorial independence, and to a creative relationship
with our business counterparts.
Time Inc. has a proud tradition of operating in the public interest, and as
people increasingly turn to the Internet for information and services, that
respect and trust, from our magazines will make them exceptionally valuable
- Journalism In The Digital Age
All of our businesses are going to be affected by the Digital Age and all of our
media is, in fact, digital media. So, being able to partner with the largest
provider of information distributed electronically, online, just gives us
extraordinary opportunities to better do the products that we now do and to
create a whole host of new products for a new consumer.
I could very easily see us creating some new magazines specifically for the AOL
audience. And, certainly, it will be wonderful to be able create some broadband
products with them.
BARRY M. MEYER - Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.
- The Digital Dimension
The content creators need vital forms of distribution, active, healthy forms
of distribution, in order to get their product out there, seen, profitable.
And the technology people have an empty mechanism unless they have blood going
through the system. So, it has traditionally been a wonderful marriage and
then when you ratchet it up to the level that we have, where you put one of the
strongest content creating companies in the world next to arguably the
Internet leader, then I think you've got the ultimate marriage of content and
distribution and technology and creativity.
- Paradigm For Success
When the company was smaller, much smaller, you could define success as to how
well our movie did on the weekend. When the company got bigger, you had to
redefine success as to not only how well the movie did on the weekend but what
were the ratings on the television series and how well were the consumer
products doing and how many videos were you selling. Now, you need whole new
paradigms. An expanded Internet platform offers us valuable opportunities for
distribution, product promotion and brand expansion now and in the future.
ROBERT K. SHAYE - Chairman and CEO, New Line Cinema
- Expanding Distribution
Distribution is really the most important part of the business in terms of,
that's where the money is made. And so, we're very excited to see a whole new
distribution methodology suddenly emerge, in the last few years, and to have
Time Warner be such an important part of it now with the merger with AOL.