Jim Friedlich and Vivian Schiller

Executive Director and CEO of The Lenfest Institute & VP and Executive Director of Aspen Digital

Jim Friedlich was appointed Executive Director and CEO of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism in September 2016. He served previously as CEO of Empirical Media Advisors, a consulting firm focused on the digital transformation of major news organizations. Friedlich also previously managed the global advertising sales, consumer marketing and business development of a large and diverse group publications and brands under The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Company.

Vivian Schiller joined the Aspen Institute in January 2020 as Executive Director of Aspen Digital. A longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology, Schiller has held executive roles at some of the most respected media organizations in the world. Documentaries and series produced under her auspices earned multiple honors.

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