Susan Lyne is the president and CEO of Martha Stewart Living OmniMedia, where she oversees the company’s developments in publishing (both magazines and books), broadcasting (television programs and satellite radio), the Web, and merchandising. From January 2002 to May 2004, she was the President of ABC Entertainment—responsible for, among other shows, Desperate Housewives and Lost—and held various executive positions at the ABC television network from 1998 to 2002. From 1996 to 1998, Lyne was Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Pictures and Television, Inc.

On April 10, Lyne spoke at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, discussing the connection between the worlds of entertainment and journalism, the financial opportunities in magazine publishing, and why “it is literally the best buy in the world to subscribe to a magazine.”

An audio file of the talk is available here.