NYU School of Professional Studies Media Talk Series to Discuss How Editors and Reporters Cover Stories in a Changing Media Industry

June 9 Event to Feature Leading Editors and Journalists – Moderator Brian Stelter and Panelists Bill Brink, Michael Calderone, Sarah Ellison, and Sarah Weinman

NEW YORK, May 29, 2015 – The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing will host the latest panel in its NYU Media Talk series, “Meet the Publishing Press: How Media Editors and Reporters Cover an Industry in Transition,” on Tuesday, June 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Center’s NYU Media Talk panel will feature Bill Brink, media editor at The New York Times; Michael Calderone, senior media reporter at The Huffington Post; Sarah Ellison, contributing editor, media, at Vanity Fair; and Sarah Weinman, news editor at Publishers Marketplace. Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, will serve as moderator. The panelists will discuss how they are shaping and sharing information in a viral, data-driven world; who is currently making news; how the news itself has taken on a different dimension as channels widen and audiences splinter; and what the challenges of being a storyteller are in a 24/7 news media cycle.

Prior to joining CNN, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times and a lead contributor to the Media Decoder blog. He also is the author of The New York Times best-selling book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, which details the competitive world of morning news shows. Brink, who supervises coverage of the media industry at The New York Times and heads up a team of 10 reporters, has held a number of editorial positions at The Times including deputy sports editor and foreign news editor at the International Herald Tribune. Prior to joining The Huffington Post, Calderone covered media and politics for Politico, the New York Observer, and Yahoo! News. Ellison was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal before writing for Vanity Fair, and is the author of War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire. At Publishers Marketplace, Weinman works on Publishers Lunch, the industry’s essential daily read with more than 40,000 subscribers.

The NYU Media Talk panel will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street). A cocktail reception will immediately follow the discussion.

For more information about the NYU Media Talk series, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at
212-992-9103 or cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu, or Alka Gupta at 212-998-7263 or aag13@nyu.edu.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing

The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing offers a range of innovative programs in publishing and digital media, including the M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate program that prepares students for careers in books, magazines, and digital media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for recent college graduates and young professionals who are interested in entry-level careers in media; and executive education programs, both in New York and abroad. For more information about the Center for Publishing, visit sps.nyu.edu/publishing.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Health Information Management; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Resource Management and Development; Liberal and Allied Arts; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Social Entrepreneurship; and Sports Management, Media, and Business.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by close to 48,000 annual noncredit enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 28,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.