Top executive salaries for media companies

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Top executive salaries for major media companies
Total compensation*
Most advertised segment Company Executive Title Age 2000 1999 % chg Salary 2000 Bonus 2000 Other 2000
Broadcasters General Electric Co.13 Jeffrey R. Immelt Chmn/CEO 45 25,154,250 6,245,851 302.7 1,000,000 2,500,000 21,654,250
LIN Television Corp. Gary R. Chapman Pres/CEO 65 1,216,468 1,517,598 -19.8 500,000 700,000 16,468
Paxson Communications Corp. Jeffrey Sagansky Pres/CEO 50 671,000 801,070 -16.2 610,000 0 61,000
Sinclair Broadcast Group David D. Smith Pres/CEO 51 1,006,659 1,680,224 -40.1 1,000,000 0 6,659
Univision Communications Ray Rodriguez Pres/COO Univision Network 50 1,460,200 1,409,600 3.6 700,000 750,000 10,200
USA Networks Barry Diller Chmn/CEO 59 2,638,299 23,292,725 -88.7 500,000 1,675,000 463,299
Young Broadcasting Vincent J. Young Chmn/CEO 54 3,033,213 1,916,022 58.3 950,906 1,865,915 216,392
Cable TV Adelphia Communications John J. Rigas Chmn/Pres/CEO 77 3,228,766 3,391,893 -4.8 1,407,763 1,354,953 466,050
Cablevision Systems Corp. James. L. Dolan Pres/CEO 46 3,165,201 7,413,681 -57.3 975,000 2,000,000 190,201
Comcast Corp. Ralph J. Roberts Chmn 82 69,136,800 12,963,891 420.5 1,102,500 551,250 67,483,050
EchoStar Communications Corp. Charles W. Ergen Chmn/Pres/CEO 49 10,319,871 5,017,612 105.7 250,000 750,000 9,319,871
RCN Corp. David C. McCourt Chmn/CEO 45 3,020,560 2,857,646 5.7 500,000 0 2,520,560
Entertainment AOL Time Warner Gerald M. Levin CEO 62 164,387,897 10,808,644 NA 1,000,000 10,000,000 153,387,897
AOL Time Warner Steve Case Chmn 42 73,025,502 1,579,932 NA 725,000 1,125,000 71,175,502
AT&T Broadband Daniel L. Somers Pres/CEO 53 2,036,837 6,970,291 -70.8 800,000 100,000 1,136,837
News Corp. K. Rupert Murdoch Chmn/CEO 71 7,578,000 6,337,000 19.6 4,357,000 3,000,000 221,000
Viacom Mel Karmazin Pres/chief operating officer 58 17,071,973 1,000,000 NA 2,021,861 15,000,000 50,112
Viacom Sumner Redstone Chmn/CEO 78 17,134,905 114,042 NA 2,021,861 15,000,000 113,044
Walt Disney Co. Michael D. Eisner Chmn/CEO 59 72,848,482 50,660,325 43.8 813,462 8,500,000 63,535,020
Magazines Gemstar-TV Guide Intl Henry C. Yuen Pres/CEO 51 6,449,421 4,240,159 52.1 2,255,443 3,472,724 721,254
McGraw-Hill Cos. Harold W. McGraw III Chmn/Pres/CEO 53 3,823,389 9,956,952 -61.6 900,000 1,400,000 1,523,389
Meredith Corp. William T. Kerr Chmn/CEO 61 1,867,102 1,507,790 23.8 690,000 383,062 794,040
Penton Media Thomas L. Kemp CEO 50 1,156,117 856,192 35 550,000 592,375 13,742
Primedia Thomas Rogers Chmn/CEO 46 2,012,000 1,988,404 1.2 1,200,000 800,000 12,000
Reader's Digest Assn. Thomas O. Ryder Chmn/CEO 58 2,272,283 4,341,137 -47.7 742,307 0 1,529,976
Reed Elsevier Crispin H. Davis Pres/CEO 51 1,162,253 1,699,544 -31.6 1,682,253 0 0
United Business Media Clive Hollick Chief Executive 56 2,502,445 0 NANA 990,084 1,485,126 27,235
Newspapers A. H. Belo Corp. Robert W. Decherd Chmn/Pres/CEO 50 2,016,372 1,003,667 100.9 863,200 635,900 517,272
Dow Jones & Co. Peter R. Kann Chmn/CEO 59 3,372,334 2,438,853 38.3 841,167 888,000 1,643,167
E. W. Scripps Co. William R. Burleigh Chmn 67 2,946,639 3,769,913 -21.8 600,000 464,918 1,881,721
Gannett Co. John J. Curley Chmn/CEO 63 9,004,600 11,205,442 -19.6 1,100,000 2,000,000 5,904,600
Harte-Hanks Larry Franklin Pres/CEO 59 1,415,920 1,054,400 34.3 835,000 561,120 19,800
Hollinger International Conrad M. Black Chmn/CEO 56 2,445,194 595,123 310.9 448,639 1,860,462 136,093
Journal Register Co. Robert M. Jelenic Chmn/Pres/CEO 51 1,549,866 1,415,355 9.5 900,000 275,000 374,866
Knight-Ridder P. Anthony Ridder Chmn/CEO 61 3,327,124 3,395,186 -2 893,846 506,339 1,926,939
Lee Enterprises Richard D. Gottlieb Pres/CEO 59 1,946,455 2,152,490 -9.6 615,000 184,000 1,147,455
McClatchy Newspapers Gary B. Pruitt Pres/CEO 44 1,209,693 1,258,864 -3.9 775,000 425,025 9,668
Media General J. Stewart Bryan III Chmn/Pres/CEO 63 1,233,630 2,321,794 -46.9 830,000 346,894 56,736
New York Times Co. Russell T. Lewis Pres/CEO 54 3,601,174 4,545,638 -20.8 870,000 1,305,000 1,426,174
Pulitzer Michael E. Pulitzer Chmn/Pres/CEO 72 1,375,729 4,501,181 -69.4 980,000 363,879 31,850
Tribune Co. John W. Madigan Chmn/Pres/CEO 64 5,467,944 13,652,485 -59.9 846,311 3,000,000 1,621,633
Washington Post Co. Donald E. Graham Chmn/CEO/Publisher 56 583,454 1,259,782 -53.7 399,996 0 183,458
Radio Clear Channel Communications L. Lowry Mays Chmn/CEO 66 4,179,441 2,252,740 85.5 1,000,000 3,000,000 179,441
Emmis Communications Jeffrey H. Smulyan Chmn/Pres 55 15,101,724 3,351,573 350.6 782,324 0 14,319,400
Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. McHenry T. Tichoner, Jr. Chmn/Pres/CEO 45 883,403 735,432 20.1 300,000 581,653 1,750
Notes: Notes to executive salaries * Total compensation adds the columns of salary, bonus, and "other"; "other" includes the following columns in the annual proxy-other annual compensation, long-term incentive plan payouts, realized gains from the sale of stock options, and "all other" compensation.
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