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27 January 2006


Converging Media Industry Faces New Opportunities, Challenges; Detroit Economic Club hosts CEO of Nielsen Media Research, Susan Whiting Monday

DETROIT, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- President and CEO Susan Whiting of Nielsen Media Research, the world's leading ratings company, will address the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006. The meeting will take place at noon at the Troy Marriott, 200 W. Big Beaver in Troy, Michigan. A press briefing will follow immediately after Whiting's address.

Change across the media today is faster and more far-reaching than at any other time in our history. Whiting is in position to deliver a unique perspective on the increasing convergence of television, computers, consumer electronics and the Internet and how media providers are adapting.

"Technology, especially in this day and time, impacts every facet of our lives, including the media industry," said DEC President and CEO Beth Chappell. "With great anticipation, we look forward to hearing how changes in media delivery are shaping our world."

Nielsen Media Research is an independent organization, measuring television audiences throughout the U.S. since 1950.

DEC was formed in 1934 as a platform for the discussion and debate of important business, government and social issues. It is known nationwide as a top speaking forum for prominent business and government leaders, who address members and their guests at the Club's 35 meetings a season. With more than 2,800 members, the DEC is about vital issues, prominent voices, a commitment to education and inspiring leadership. The Club is proud to have hosted every sitting U.S. President since Richard Nixon and proud to have been ranked among the top speaking platforms for CEOs.

For additional information about the DEC, visit http://www.econclub.org/. Admission: $35 for DEC members, $40 for guests of members and $50 for nonmembers.

First Call Analyst: FCMN Contact: Detroit Economic Club

Web site: http://www.econclub.org/