NYU School of Professional Studies Media Talk Series Focuses On Next Generation of Editors in Today’s Digital Landscape, June 8

Event to Feature Lenny’s Jessica Grose, People.com’s Will Lee, Matter Studio’s Mark Lotto, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith and Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone


NEW YORK, May 24, 2016 – The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing (sps.nyu.edu/publishing) will host the latest panel in its NYU Media Talk series, “NextGen Editors: What’s New, Different, and Daring?,” on Wednesday, June 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Michael Calderone, senior media reporter, The Huffington Post, will serve as moderator. Featured panelists will include Jessica Grose, editor in chief, Lenny; Will Lee, digital editorial director, People.com and EW.com; Mark Lotto, cofounder and cochief creative officer, Matter Studios; and Ben Smith, editor in chief, BuzzFeed.

The panel discussion will focus on the shifting face of storytelling in a world of 24-hour news cycles and the role of the editor in today’s digital landscape where traffic and trending topics are king. Panelists will identify the unique challenges this generation of editors face daily (and minute by minute) in a mobile culture and the new skills that an editor needs; pinpoint what metrics matter and how success can truly be measured; and debate whether content really is still king—or if it is all about platform.

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).

Registration is not open to the general public. However, if you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

About the NYU Media Talk Series

The NYU Media Talk series presents public conversations with media leaders about trends in business from an industry insider’s viewpoint. “NextGen Editors: What’s New, Different, and Daring?” is the 19th in the series, which has highlighted a wide range of subjects. It recently featured leading editors and journalists from The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Publishers Marketplace, and CNN Worldwide discussing how media editors and reporters cover an industry in transition. Other NYU Media Talks have focused on literary trends featuring New York Times best-selling authors David Baldacci, Alice Hoffman, Jeff Kinney, and Erik Larson; pop culture superstars in children's and young adult book publishing; native content featuring editors from Twitter, LinkedIn, and Wired; a panel discussion on the changing role of the editor, moderated by the late David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times, and featuring editors such as Joanna Coles and James Bennett.

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
Established in 1934, 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 Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Health Information Management; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing and Marketing Analytics; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Social Entrepreneurship; Sports Management, Media, and Business; and Translation.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members 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 professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by close to 38,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Diploma 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.