NYU School of Professional Studies Media Talk Series to Present Panel on “Different Voices, Different Viewpoints: Connecting with Readers in Unique Ways”

Moderated by The New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul, the February 13, 2018 Event will Feature Renowned Authors Lee Child, David Grann, R. J. Palacio, and Amor Towles


NEW YORK, December 4, 2017 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing will host the latest panel in its NYU Media Talk series, “Different Voices, Different Viewpoints: Connecting with Readers in Unique Ways,” on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

A panel of leading authors—Lee Child, David Grann, R. J. Palacio, and Amor Towles—will discuss the current publishing landscape; how authors connect with their audiences and influence opinion in this digital age; themes that resonate with readers now and why; and how books best shift from paper to screen. Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review and of all book coverage at the newspaper, will serve as moderator. She has written four books, most recently My Life with Bob.

Lee Child is the author of 22 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, including The Midnight Line, and the complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award in Nonfiction. R. J. Palacio has written the international children’s sensation, Wonder, as well as 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts and Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories. Amor Towles is the author of the bestsellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow.

The NYU Media Talk panel will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street). A cocktail reception, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., will follow the panel discussion.

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact 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. “Different Voices, Different Viewpoints” is the 22nd in the series, which has highlighted a wide range of subjects. It recently featured leading editors and journalists from The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Elle, and Vice News on the changing face of content in a world of 24-hour news cycles and the role of the editor in today’s digital landscape. Other NYU Media Talks have featured guests from The Huffington Post, People.com, EW.com, Vanity Fair, Matter Studios, BuzzFeed, Publishers Marketplace, and CNN Worldwide discussing how the media covers an industry in transition; recent best-selling authors speaking on the annual literary panel including David Baldacci, Alice Hoffman, Jeff Kinney, Erik Larson, Lauren Oliver, Jodi Picoult, Jeffrey Toobin, and Colson Whitehead; pop culture superstars in children’s and young adult book publishing; social content featuring editors from Twitter, LinkedIn, and Wired; and 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 content creators such as Joanna Coles and James Bennett.

About the NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media
The NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media 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, digital and magazine media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, 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 Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 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.