Moguls, Journalists Descend On Sun Valley For Media/Technology Confab

By Alex Weprin 

This week, the world’s media, entertainment and technology moguls are converging on Sun Valley, Idaho for the annual Allen & Company shindig. What happens in Sun Valley usually stays in Sun Valley, but according to a number of reporters in attendance, we can glean a few things.

For starters, CBS News anchor Charlie Rose, NBC News’ Tom Brokaw and CNN’s Erin Burnett are all attending, with Rose and Brokaw scheduled to moderate (secret) panels. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin, FBN’s Dennis Kneale and Bloomberg TV’s Jon Erlichman are getting as close as they can to cover the action for their networks.

In terms of moguls, all the usual suspects are there: 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch, along with sons Lachlan Murdoch and James Murdoch (above), Disney’s Bob Iger, ESPN’s John Skipper, Comcast’s Brian Roberts, CBS’ Les Moonves, Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and IAC’s Barry Diller among many, many others.

Sun Valley is also known as a place to make deals. the Comcast/NBCU deal began there, and this year all eyes are on Time Warner Cable and Hulu, both of which are in play for potential buyers.

For the latest from Sun Valley, follow the NY Post’s Claire Atkinson, Reuters’ Liana Baker on Twitter, and CNBC’s director of social media Mary Catherine Wellons, to whom we give a shout-out for the image of Rupert Murdoch and his sons.