IBT Media is the umbrella that unifies both iconic brands and innovative upstarts with the common vision to connect the dots around the world to fuel your passion and enable informed decisions.

With authoritative journalism in 4 different languages, our content gives readers in 190 countries a window on current events, inspired perspectives, information to act and to discuss. Our brands are published by local staff in 5 countries, and include International Business Times, Newsweek, Medical Daily, Latin Times and iDigitalTimes, and more.

And with constant innovation we are ensuring that whether by website, app, newsletter or feed, you have access to global information that moves your world.

IBT Media is owned by its co-founders, Etienne Uzac and Johnathan Davis.

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  • Etienne Uzac
    Etienne Uzac
    Co-Founder, CEO

    Etienne Uzac is the co-founder and CEO of IBT Media, a New York based digital media company. Etienne started the company in 2006 with Johnathan Davis after completing his Bachelor's degree at the London School of Economics.

    Etienne grew up in France and South Africa and while studying for college in London, he saw an opportunity to enhance the business media offering to emerging and fast-growing countries. He thus started working on the launch of International Business Times (ibt.com), a digital media property with now over 40M monthly unique visitors.

    Building on the success of IBTimes, Etienne and Johnathan spearheaded the launch of new consumer media brands. They also acquired the renowned Newsweek brand and are still working on its transformation for the digital age.

  • Johnathan Davis
    Johnathan Davis
    Co-Founder, Chief Content Officer

    Johnathan Davis is Chief Content Officer of The International Business Times Inc. He is responsible for digital content strategy across the company's global network, and the deployment and delivery across new and existing platforms. Davis co-founded the company with current Publisher and Chief Executive Etienne Uzac.

    Davis previously served as the company's first Executive Editor, establishing global reporting and ethical standards, as well as developing editorial operations across the world. With this framework, IBTimes has grown to serve the needs of over 50 million monthly readers on every continent.

    Before IBTimes, Davis worked as an engineer at several semiconductor companies, including Nvidia and S3. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Michael Lukac
    Michael Lukac
    Chief Technology Officer

    Michael Lukac is the Chief Technology Officer at International Business Times. He oversees the global IT strategy, design and deployment of all business units.

    Prior to his current role in New York, he was based in London and worked as the IT Director at IBTimes UK. Lukac held various IT titles prior to joining the organization, including the University Hospital Ruzinov in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Lukac received his masters in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from FEI Technical University at Kosice, Slovakia.

  • Itai Maytal
    Itai Maytal
    General Counsel

    Itai Maytal is the General Counsel for IBT Media, Inc. He is responsible for managing legal matters for the company, including contract negotiation, newsgathering and publication concerns, privacy oversight, licensing, intellectual property management and litigation.

    Itai was previously with the law firm of Miller Korzenik Sommers LLP, where he advised and litigated on media and entertainment issues. He also taught First Amendment and general media law at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Itai was the inaugural First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times Company, where he defended libel actions; litigated access to courts; counseled the company's newspaper and Internet clients on intellectual property usage and agreements; and worked with its journalists on a variety of reporting initiatives.

    Itai received his law degree from Cardozo Law School in 2008, during which time he completed internships in the legal departments of The Associated Press and The New Yorker magazine. Before law school, he worked as a journalist for the Watertown Daily Times (N.Y.), a business wire called mergermarket.com and a judicial watchdog site called judicialreports.com. Itai is a 2003 graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and a 2000 graduate from Yale University.

  • Emily Scheer
    Emily Scheer
    Public Relations Director

    Emily Scheer is the Public Relations Director of IBT Media. She handles press outreach across the company's brands, including Newsweek and International Business Times.

    Emily has spent her career in news and media, having previously held positions at CBS News, CNN, TheStreet, Inc. and The Rosen Group. She was named a “min Rising Star” in 2014, which recognizes media leaders under 30 who have impacted the industry.

    Emily was on the Dean’s List at Cornell University, where she graduated with a BA in film and government.

  • David Kennedy
    David Kennedy
    Director of Ad Operations

    David Kennedy is the Advertising Operations Director for The International Business Times and leads the Ad Ops team handling all the advertising on their website, IBTimes.com and its satellite sites.

    Dave joined IBTimes in August 2011 after building and managing the advertising operations at Accuweather, Inc. for eight years.

    After twenty-two years in the Army, Dave retired from the military and went back to school to obtain his degree. He is a graduate of Lock Haven University with a BS in Computer Information Science.

  • Dev Pragad
    Dev Pragad
    Managing Director, EMEA

    Dev Pragad is the Managing Director, EMEA for IBT Media. He successfully launched the UK IBT office in 2009 where IBTimes UK and Newsweek EMEA editions are based. He is responsible for the overall strategic planning and development of the company and its commercial growth in EMEA.

    Prior to joining IBT Mr Pragad worked as an Academic Researcher at King’s College London. He holds B.Eng in Computer Systems and Ph.D in Mobile Internet from King’s College London, University of London.

  • 2005

    Beginning Etienne Uzac, Johnathan Davis, and Dev Pragad conceive a global newspaper that can serve the needs of businesses nationally, while connecting the dots internationally.

    Uzac and Davis move to New York to finalize plans and begin operations.

  • 2006

    Official Launch IBTimes is officially incorporated in New York

  • 2007

    IBT Forex Center & Commodities Center The IBT Forex Center was launched in Q4 of 2007 and has grown to become the largest portal serving currency traders on any mainstream publication.

    The IBT Commodities Center is launched, providing news, analysis, and opinion for commodities traders

  • 2008

    IBT Education & IBT Travel The Education Site is launched, offering news regarding business-schools for prospective students and those generally interested in the industry.

    IBT Travel is also launched, comprising primarily of features on destinations of interest around the world.

  • 2009

    Global Network Dev Pragad joins the company after to help setup the global network. Prior to that Pragad was assisting Uzac and Davis on technology and operations matters on ad hoc basis.

    IBT Jobs, Health and Real estate Jobs and Careers section is launched in Q2 of 2009, giving insight on the global labor markets, with trend analysis and tips for the job seeker.

    IBT Business and Health is also launched, with a news focus on health sector, and features relating to personal health and health research

    Responding to the heightened demand for private and commercial real-estate information after the unfolding of global markets beginning in 2008, IBT launches its Real Estate vertical shedding light on the buying and selling of global residential and commercial properties. It also highlights interesting architecture around the world and design trends.

  • 2010

    Continued ExpansionIBTimes continues to expand its coverage, launching several new verticals to cater to the varied interest of its core business audience.The specialty sections include a new Luxury section, catering to luxury lifestyles, Books which followed traditional publishers and the rise of self publishing, Education tracking global MBA programs, and Entertainment following global stars and the companies that produce them.

    Later, Law, Arts and Design, and Autos were added, rounding out IBTimes as a business focused publication with the breadth and depth necessary keep readers ahead of the trends.

    The first commercial products also launched, including a subscription newsletter featuring proprietary news and equity analysis, and the launch of a custom research arm.

  • 2011

    Exponential GrowthIBTimes launched an innovative newsroom strategy, incorporating new inhouse real-time analytics, and a revolutionary upgrade to its proprietary content management system to connect global-edition editors inside a unified system.

    The publication sees 1200% growth and moves into a new 50,000 square foot headquarters in downtown Manhattan.

    The first year of IBT1000 was launched, a new proprietary global index of the fastest growers across the world and their stories.

  • 2012

    IBT Media Uveiled with Several New BrandsThe company reorganizes as IBT Media, an expanded global media group to better leverage intellectual property developed in IBTimes, while also positioning it to serve comprehensive coverage across a number of domains, including business, consumer interests, medical and technology. The new group comprises both publishing and platform divisions to meet the needs of readers around the world.

    The group launches with several new niche websites, such as iDigitalTimes, iDesignTimes, and iMotorTimes, in addition to other specialized sites to serve and create communities of enthusiasts that seek to follow the latest news surrounding their interests.

    New Platforms LaunchedBizu.tv, a new business friendly video platform is launched to serve the needs of C-level executives, small business owners, investors and more with high-quality video. The platform operates as a syndicator and a destination

    The IBTimes iPad app is also launched, giving readers global news and insight away from their computers on the go.

  • 2013

    Broadening the Base As a newly formed media group, IBT Media identifies further underserved markets and launches new publications to meet that demand. MedicalDaily launches to serve coherent, accurate, easy to understand health and science information. HollywoodTake gives a new take on Hollywood with exclusive access to stars and industry insiders. LatinTimes launches to serve a growing, underserved market of Latinos in the US and abroad.

    IBT Media Acquires NewsweekIn the fall of 2013, IBT bough Newsweek from IAC. IBT believes in the 80-year-old brand and the amazing journalism it has produced. Newsweek's long history of delivering high-quality, impactful news aligns well with IBT Media's culture and mission.

  • Future

    IBT Media will continue to innovate in digital media, aiming to bring a new digital paradigm to business-to-business publishing, and social publishing technologies. Stay tuned...

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However, staff members are required to maintain relationships at a distance in order to avoid favoritism which may result in a biased news piece. Moreover, staff members should be aware that sources are also eager to form a good relationship with us for reasons of their own.

Additionally, IBT Media does not pay for information. This means editorial staff members may not enter into a financial relationship of any kind with a source, except with the prior consent of the editor-in-chief or a supervisor.

You may do business with companies you cover for the purpose of securing normal bank loans, mortgage loans, and credit cards. In all such cases, however, you may not receive extra favorable terms that are not offered to members of the public.

Journalistic work outside of IBT Media

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