FOR RELEASE: December 12, 2013

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute

Washington, Dec. 12, 2013 – Antoinette Cook Bush of News Corp was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Media Institute at the board’s annual meeting on Dec. 10.

Bush is Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs for News Corp.  She joined News Corp from Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she headed the firm’s Communications Group.

Bush also served as executive vice president of Northpoint Technology Ltd. from 2001 to 2003.  Prior to an earlier stint at Skadden, Arps, Bush served as senior counsel to the Communications Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.  She holds a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Wellesley College.

“Toni Cook Bush is widely respected for her expertise in media and communicationspolicy issues, and we are fortunate that she is joining our board.  She will be a great asset to The Media Institute,” said Patrick Maines, president of The Media Institute.

The Media Institute’s Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from various sectors of the media industry, as well as communications attorneys.  The board is chaired by former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley, senior partner of Wiley Rein in Washington.  For more information about the Institute, visit

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