Media Map of Major Media Ownership and Governance

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Media Company (Assets in Millions) Associated Boards Board of Directors
GannettTotal Current Assets 1,370,695

Total Assets 15,399,251

Asia Pacific Fund, Inc.Associated Press

Carlisle Companies, Inc.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Chubb Corporation

Continental Airlines, Inc.

Electronic Data Systems Corporation

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

KB Home Corporation

Lennar Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Orange S.A.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Prudential Mutual Funds

SunTrust Banks, Inc

Target Corporation

Temple-Inland Corporation

Trustee, Financial Accounting Foundation

UnitedHealth Group

WGL Holdings, Inc.

Douglas H. McCorkindale

Louis D. Boccardi

James A. Johnson

Duncan M. McFarland

Stephen P. Munn

Donna E. Shalala

Solomon D. Trujillo

Karen Hastie Williams

New York TimesTotal Current Assets 613,893

Total Assets 3,949,857

Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America)APCOA Parking AG, German

Augustana College

Bewerbungskomitee Leipzig 2012

Carlyle Group, 2001

Eli Lilly and Company
KarstadtQuelle AG, German

Fitch Ratings, a U.S./U.K.

Flamel Technologies S.A

Ford Motor Company

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

International Herald Tribune

Johnson & Johnson

Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
Staples, Inc.

Lucent Technologies Inc.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Polestar Corporation, a British company

Times Square Business Improvement District
LHIW Real Estate Development Partnership

U.S. Venture Partners
North Castle Partners, LLC

W.R. Grace & Co.

John F. AkersBrenda C. Barnes

Raul E. Cesan

Lynn G. Dolnick

Michael Golden

William E. Kennard, David E. Liddle

Ellen R. Marram

Thomas Middelhoff

Janet L. Robinson

Henry B. Schacht

Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Cathy J. Sulzberger

Doreen A. Toben

Washington Post

Total Current Assets 754,367

Total Assets 4,316,641

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Brookings Institution

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Georgetown University

IAC/InterActiveCorp, USA Interactive

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

BrassRing, Inc

Pulitzer Prize Board,

District of Columbia College Access Program

Federal City Council in Washington, DC.

Summit Fund of Washington

Coca-Cola Company

Gillette Company

Life Trustee

Urban Institute Member

American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Coca-Cola Company

New York University

Medical Sciences at UCLA

Conservation International

Channel 13/WNET

School of Cinema-Television, USC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

White Mountains Insurance Group, Inc.

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club
Pinkerton Foundation
Life Director and Chairman Emeritus, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
John M. Olin Foundation
William S. Paley Foundation
Arthur Ross Foundation
Museum of Television and Radio

The Jackson Laboratory

RAND Corporation

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Southern California Public Radio

Berkshire Hathaway

Edison International

City National Corporation

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

Moody’s Investors Service

J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc.

Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York

Union Pacific Corporation

Yankee Publishing Inc.

General Electric Investments

Advisory Board of Directorship

White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia

Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation

Newspapers of New England, Inc.

Bakersfield (California) Californian

Associated Press

Donald E. GrahamWarren E. Buffett, Barry Diller

John L. Dotson Jr. Melinda French Gates

George J. Gillespie III Ronald L. Olson

Alice M. Rivlin

Richard D. Simmons

George W. Wilson

Knight-RidderTotal Current Assets 549,795

Total Assets 4,222,278

Adobe Systems, Inc.Echelon Corporation

Economics Studies, Inc

H&R Block, Inc

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Public Broadcasting Service

Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Mark EarnestKathleen Feldstein

Thomas Gerrity

Ronald McRay

Pat Mitchell

Kenneth Oshman

Vasat Prabhu

Anthony Ridder

Gonzalo Valdes- Fauli

John E. Warnock

The Tribune Company

Total Current Assets 1,452,444

Total Assets 14,168,196

3M CompanyAllstate Corporation

Aon Corporation

Big Shoulders Fund

Boys and Girls Clubs

Business Council

Carpenter Technology Corporation

Caterpillar Inc.

Nicor Inc.

Chandler Ranch Co

Chandler Trusts

Chicago Council on Foreign Relations,

Chicago Horticultural Society

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Urban League

Children’s Hospice International

Children’s Memorial Foundation

Children’s Memorial Medical Center

Cincinnati Association for the Performing Arts

CINergy Corp.

Commercial Club of Chicago


Control Data Corporation

Economic Club of Chicago


Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

Executives’ Club of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Fortune Brands, Inc.

General Electric Information Services.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Grocery Manufacturers of America

Harvey and Mildred Mudd Foundation

Hydril Company

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.
Kraft Foods, Inc.

Interspan Communications

Junior Achievement of Chicago

Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern

Lake Forest Academy Board of Trustees

Lake Forest Bank and Trust

Lake Forest College

Louise Taft Semple Foundation

Lyric Opera of Chicago

McCormick Tribune Foundation

McDonald’s Corporation

Media Security and Reliability Council, FCC

Museum of Science and Industry, Northwestern University

Boy Scouts of America

Newspaper Association of America

Nordstrom Inc.

Northern Trust Corporation

Northwestern Memorial Foundation

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

PepsiCo Inc

Quaker Oats Company

Reyes Holdings LLC

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center

Schering-Plough Corporation

Schlumberger Limited

Secretary of Defense to the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade (DPACT)

Southern Star Group and Fifth Third Bancorp

Standard Technology, Inc.

Taft Broadcasting Comp The Union Central Life Insurance Company

Tupperware Corporation

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Inc.

University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees

Wells Fargo & Company

Wintrust Financial Corporation

World Business Chicago

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Dennis J. FitzSimonsJeffrey Chandler, Roger Goodan

Enrique Hernandez, Jr.

Betsy D. Holden, Robert S. Morrison

William A. Osborn

J. Christopher Reyes

William Stinehart, Jr.

Dudley S. Taft

Kathryn C. Turner

News Corp.Total Current Assets 9,931,785

Total Assets 41,783,141

Allen & Company LLCArthur M. Siskind

British Airways

Georgetown University

Independent Newspapers Limited

Partner Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers

Rothschild Investment Trust C.P.

Tsinghua University of Beijing

K. Rupert Murdoch , Chase Carey, Peter Chernin, Kenneth E. Cowley, David F. DeVoe, Viet Din , Rod Eddington, Andrew S.B. Knight, Lachlan Murdoch, Thomas J. Perkins, Stanley S. Shuman, Arthur M. Siskind , John L. Thornton

AOL/Time Warner

Total Assets 123,339,000

Total Current Assets 14,639,000

Apollo Theatre FoundationCitigroup

Estee Lauder

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Museum of Modern Art

Howard University

Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy

Barksdale Management Corporation

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Harvard University

Hills & Company

Hilton Hotels Corporation

ZG Ventures, L.L.C.

Richard D. Parsons,James L. Barksdale,Carla A. Hills ,Stephen F. Bollenbach,Reuben Mark, Stephen M. Case, Michael A. Miles,Frank J. Caufield,Kenneth J. Novack,Robert C. Clark, R.E. Turner,Miles R. Gilburne,Francis T. Vincent, Jr.
General Electric
2004 Revenues: 152.4 billion

2004 Earnings: $16.6 billion

America MovilAmerican Accounting Association

American Film Institute

American Museum of Natural History

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Ann Taylor Stores

Avon, U.S.

Babson College

Bechtel Group, Inc.

Boston Museum of Science

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

ChevronTexaco Corporation

Chubb Corporation

Coca-Cola Company

Columbia Business School.

Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.

Dell Inc.

GE Capital Services

General Electric Company

General Motors Corporation

Grupo ALFA

Grupo Carso

Grupo Mexico

Grupo Televisa

Hamilton College and Xavier University

Home Depot, Inc.

Internet Security Systems, Inc.

Investment Co. of America.

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Kellogg Company

Kimberly-Clark de Mexico, S.A.

Lauder Institute Board of Governors (Wharton School of Arts & Sciences)

Mexico Fund, Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

Motorola, Inc.

Museum of Television and Radio Motion Picture and Television Fund Corporation

NBC Universal

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Nuclear Threat Initiative

Ogilvy & Mather North America CEO, chairman

Partners Healthcare

Penske Corporation

Procter & Gamble.

Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

Simmons College

United Auto Group, Inc.

United States Senate Ret.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

World Wildlife Fund

Jeffrey R. Immelt, James I. Cash, Jr., William Castell LVO, Dennis D. Dammerman, Ann M. Fudge, Claudio X. Gonzalez, Andrea Jung, A.G. Lafley, Rochelle B. Lazarus, Sam Nunn, Roger S. Penske, Robert J. Swieringa, Douglas A. Warner III, Robert C. Wright

Walt Disney

Total Current Assets 9,369,000

Total Assets 53,902,000

Boeing CompanyCalifornia Health Care Foundation

CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

Northwest Airlines Corporation


DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP

Duke University

Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

FedEx Corporation

Georgetown University

Gillette Company

Halliburton Co.

ImpreMedia, LLC

Inditex S.A.

International Air Transport Association.

KMart Holding Corporation

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,New York City

McKesson Corporation.

Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios

Siemens Pyramid

Staples Inc.

SunAmerica Asset Management Corp.

Sybase, Inc.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

The Keck School of Medicine, at USC

United States Senator from 1980 to 1995

University of California

University of Southern California

Western Asset

Yahoo!, Inc

John E. Bryson, John S. Chen, Mr. Eisner, Judith L. Estrin, Robert A. Iger, Fred H. Langhammer, Aylwin B. Lewis, Monica C. Lozano, Robert W. Matschullat, Senator George J. Mitchell, Leo J. O’Donovan, Gary L. Wilson


American Express Co.American International Group, Inc.,

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Bear Stearns Companies Inc.
Boston University Law School

Brandeis University

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Cardinal Health, Inc.

CineBridge Ventures, Inc.

Cohen Group

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

National Association of Theatre Owners

Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

DND Capital Partners, L.L.C

European Fine Arts Foundation

Gabelli Asset Management

Head N.V.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Lafarge North America Inc.

Lourie & Cutler

Midway Games Inc., Inc

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

National Amusements, Inc.

National College of Probate Judges

Oracle Corporation

Popular Inc.

Rising Star Media

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation.
Lourie & Cutler, P.C.

United States House of Representatives 1973-1979

Willis Group Holdings Limited

Winer and Abrams

Sumner M. Redstone, George S. Abrams, David R. Andelman, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., William S. Cohen, Philippe P. Dauman, Alan C. Greenberg, Charles E. Phillips, Shari Redstone, Frederic V. Salerno, William Schwartz, Rober