Koi Media Partners

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Koi Media Partners, led by award-winning media executives Joanne Lipman and Andrew Heyward, specializes in innovative storytelling that marries video, social media and cutting-edge digital technology to engage audiences across multiple platforms. Heyward and Lipman have deep experience in creating content for traditional and digital consumers, leading national news organizations, and innovating across all forms of media. Now they are putting that experience to work to create compelling programs and effective distribution strategies for their partners and clients. As Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, Lipman created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal and supervised coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes before going on to found and edit Conde Nast's award-winning business magazine, Portfolio.  Heyward, winner of 12 Emmy awards, launched the weekly news magazine 48 Hours and was Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News before serving as President of CBS News.

Our Clients

Koi Media Partners works closely with both emerging and traditional companies, ranging from start-ups to the largest and most-established media companies in the country.  Current projects include a documentary series in development at a major cable network; a multi-platform, multi-media  storytelling venture at a large media company; and an innovative digital and social-media program for a major broadcaster.

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About Joanne Lipman

Joanne Lipman is a pioneering news executive, author and adviser to media organizations.  Her next book, based on her viral Wall Street Journal article “Women At Work: A Guide for Men,” will be published in 2017 by William Morrow.  She began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to become deputy managing editor, the first woman to hold that post.  At the Journal, she created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervised coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes.  She subsequently founded and was Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine, winner of Loeb and National Magazine Awards. 

As a media adviser, Lipman has worked with news organizations including CNN, Yahoo, and WNYC.  She also co-authored the critically acclaimed musical memoir Strings Attached.  She is a frequent television commentator, seen on CNN, NBC, CNBC, and CBS, among others, and is a frequent speaker on topics including women's leadership and arts/music advocacy. For speaking inquiries click here.  Contact her at Joanne@Koimediapartners.com.

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About Andrew Heyward

Andrew Heyward is a nationally known news executive, award-winning producer, and an expert on the changing media landscape. For almost a decade, he has helped media companies develop innovative online ventures and profitable digital strategies; create new content and services; and transform their businesses to drive growth and revenue in an age of rapid evolution. 

Heyward was President, CBS News, from January 1996 to November 2005. Before that, Heyward was executive producer of The CBS Evening News. Heyward was also responsible for developing and launching 48 Hours, the primetime CBS News hour that premiered in January 1988. He began his career working in local news at WNEW-TV and WCBS-TV in New York.

Heyward has won 12 national Emmy Awards.  Contact him at Andrew@Koimediapartners.com

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The New York Times, Republican Debate Draws 24 Million Viewers, August 7, 2015, Andrew Heyward analysis

The New York Times, Brian Williams Gets a New Role at  Lower Salary, June 18, 2015, Andrew Heyward analysis

The New York Times, Andrew Lack Returns to NBC News Amid Turmoil, June 10, 2015, Andrew Heyward analysis

CNN Reliable Sources, "New Reports of Disarray at NBC," March 8, 2015, Andrew Heyward analysis

CNN Reliable Sources, “Putting TV News on the Couch,” April 27, 2014 interview with Andrew Heyward

Advertising Age, "How Local News Can Save Itself (Without Sweeps)",  April 8, 2013, Andrew Heyward guest commentary


CNN Newsroom, Should Companies Be Required to Publish the Pay Gap? Interview with Joanne Lipman, September 20, 2015

Huffington Post, Gender Equality on a Late Summer's Day, by Val Brown, discusses Lipman's gender pay equity proposal, September 3, 2015

The New York Times, "Readers Share Their Pay-Gap Experience," by Marie Tessier - response to Lipman editorial, August 18, 2015

CNBC Squawk Box, Mind the Gap, interview with Joanne Lipman, August 14, 2015

The New York Times, "Let's Expose the Gender Pay Gap," by Joanne Lipman, August 13, 2015

Yale Alumni Magazine, "The Toughest Issue on (any) Campus" - Joanne Lipman moderates a panel on sexual harassment at universities, June/July 2015

Publishers Weekly, "Lipman Gets to 'Working' for William Morrow," May 4, 2015

CNBC, Squawk Box, "Women at Work: A Guide for Men," December 23, 2014, Interview with Joanne Lipman

Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, "How to Be a Better 'Male' Manager", December 20, 2014, Interview with Joanne Lipman

The Wall Street Journal, "Women at Work: A Guide for Men," by Joanne Lipman December 13, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, "A Musical Fix for American Schools," by Joanne Lipman October 11, 2014

Harvard Business Review, "The Fine Art of Tough Love," by Joanne Lipman, December 17, 2013

The New York Times, "Is Music the Key to Success?" by Joanne Lipman, October 12, 2013

CNN, Reliable Sources, anchored by Joanne Lipman, August 18, 2013.  A look at reporters targeted in Egypt; Al Jazeera America's launch; USA Today's digital dreams.

Andrew Heyward on the Future of Journalism

Onstage at the Stern Speakers series, Andrew Heyward assesses the current - and future - of traditional journalism.

Joanne Lipman on Women & Work

On CNBC's "Squawk Box," Joanne Lipman discusses her Wall Street Journal article, "Women at Work: A Guide for Men."