Paley Center taps Robins


J. Max Robins has been named vp/executive director of the Paley Center for Media's Media Council and International Council, effective April 7.

The Media Council is a forum where top industry executives, thinkers and influencers gather to discuss and define the future of media and its role in society, while the International Council brings together the chief executives of leading media companies to exchange ideas.

The councils' previous director, Penny Abernathy, is leaving to take the Knight Chair in Digital Media Economics at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC at Chapel Hill.

Robins most recently was editor-in-chief at Broadcasting & Cable and before that was a senior editor at TV Guide.