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NYU Media Talk

The NYU Media Talk series, which is sponsored by the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, is a public forum for conversations with industry leaders. In 2017, featured panelists included bestselling authors Lauren Oliver, Jodi Picoult, Jeffrey Toobin, and Colson Whitehead discussing "Challenging Topics, Challenging Times." The previous media talk, "NextGen Editors: What's New, Different, and Daring," featured Jessica Grose, editor in chief, Lenny; Will Lee, digital editorial director, People.com and EW.com; Mark Lotto, cofounder and co-chief creative officer, Matter Studios; and Ben Smith, editor in chief, BuzzFeed. The conversation, moderated by The Huffington Post's senior media reporter, Michael Calderone, covered the changing role of the editor in today's digital landscape.

In 2016, "The Real Story: Four Bestselling Authors Take You Inside Their Literary Lives" included bestselling authors David Baldacci, Alice Hoffman, Jeff Kinney, and Erik Larson, and was moderated by Pamela Paul, editor, New York Times Book Review. In 2015, the panel was comprised of beloved authors Lev Grossman, Malcolm Gladwell, Elin Hilderbrand, and R. L. Stine.

Past Series Panelists

  • Joanna Coles, Cosmopolitan
  • James Bennett, The New York Times
  • Jane Pratt, xoJane.com
  • Chris Hughes, New Republic
  • Brian Stelter, CNN Worldwide and Reliable Sources
  • Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair
  • Sarah Weinman, Publishers Marketplace
  • Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
  • David Remnick, The New Yorker
  • Andrew Fitzgerald, Twitter
  • Daniel Roth, LinkedIn
  • Jim Roberts, formerly of Mashable
  • Tom Turvey, Google
  • Judith Curr, Simon & Schuster
  • Megan Tingley, Little, Brown and Company