During a keynote conversation Friday at Variety‘s Entertainment & Technology Summit in New York, “CNN Tonight” anchor Don Lemon addressed the moment he called President Donald Trump racist on live television. “We have to be relentless now,” Lemon said. “We have to be even more careful to make sure we are getting to the bottom of what’s going on. The biggest challenge (of covering) this administration is their relationship with the truth.”
Ramin Setoodeh and Don Lemon
Don Lemon poses for a photo with Ramin Setoodeh, Variety‘s New York bureau chief. Setoodeh moderated the Q&A with Lemon, in which Lemon discussed the challenges of being a politics reporter during the Trump era. “I think this will be the new normal for the forseeable future,” he said.
David Cohen and Sean Moran
Sean Moran, Viacom’s president of partner solutions, talks appealing to advertisers in the media industry during the Warriors of Media Monetization panel, moderated by Variety senior editor Brian Steinberg.
Andrew Wallenstein and Kevin Westcott
Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein discusses the fickleness of digital consumers in the mobile streaming age with Kevin Westcott, vice chairman, U.S. media and entertainment leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Joe Marchese, Fox Networks Group’s president of advertising, presents during a segment titled The Importance of Attention in the Media Industry.
Cynthia Littleton, Charlie Collier, Kathleen Finch, Jason Kassin, Marty Moe and Jack Perry
Cynthia Littleton, Variety‘s TV managing editor, moderates a discussion about the various strategies networks are using to retain viewership with AMC Networks’ Charlie Collier, Discovery Communications’ Kathleen Finch, FilmTrack’s Jason Kassin, Vox Media’s Marty Moe, and Syncbak’s Jack Perry.
Gayle Fuguitt, Kristi Argyilan, Jennifer Breithaupt, Janet Comenos, Mariana Rittenhouse, Kristian Naiman and Laura Nathanson
Foursquare’s Gayle Fuguitt moderated a discussion on brand storytelling with Target’s Kristi Argyilan, Citi’s Jennifer Breithaupt, Spotted’s Janet Comenos, Dash Hudson’s Mariana Rittenhouse, Kate Spade and Co.’s Kristian Naiman, and Disney-ABC’s Laura Nathanson.
Brian Steinberg, Clifford Levy, Brit Morin, Dao Nguyen and Stone Roberts
Panel participants for the It’s a Match – Digital Publishing 2.0 and Connecting with Audiences discussion pose for a photo with moderator Brian Steinberg, Variety‘s senior editor.
The New York Times deputy managing editor Clifford Levy discusses creating standout content for consumers.
Ben Lerer and Sean Mills
Group Nine Media CEO Ben Lerer converses with Snapchat’s head of original content, Sean Mills.
Andrew Wallenstein, Joe Ambeault and Chris Carey
Discovery Communications’ Joe Ambeault, the SVP of product and technology, chats with Verizon Digital Media Services’ Chris Carey and Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein about the methods of developing a flourishing OTT network business.
Nick Ascheim, Sean Cohan and Jason Flick
A&E Networks’ Sean Cohan chats with NBC News Digital’s Nick Ascheim and You.i TV’s Jason Flick about the most audience-friendly streaming strategies.
Andrew Wallenstein and Richard Plepler
Richard Plepler, the chairman and CEO of HBO, chats with Variety co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein.
Brent Lang, Variety‘s senior film and media reporter, addresses creative team members from “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” Spotify, HQ Trivia, NBCUniversal, and Mad Network on a panel about developing shareable entertainment with the potential to go viral.
Erin Condon, Jill Cress and Alyson Griffin
During the Taking a Stand – Branding With Purpose panel, National Geographic’s chief marketing and brand officer Jill Cress chats with Intel’s Alyson Griffin and CVS Health’s Erin Condon about linking brands with influential social movements.