NYU Media Talk
The NYU Media Talk series, which is sponsored by the M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, is a public forum for conversations with industry leaders. It recently featured David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, and David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times, discussing the future of magazines as well as a panel discussion on “The Case for Media Optimism,” with Foursquare and Tumblr, among other digital companies. Other NYU Media Talks have included a debate about paid and free content led by Chris Anderson, Wired editor-in-chief, and discussions about key industry topics with participants such as Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group; Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist; Laurel Touby, founder of mediabistro.com; as well as senior-level executives from Condé Nast, Simon & Schuster, Yahoo!, and Rodale Inc. The Center also hosted events at which David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times, interviewed David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, and Tina Brown, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and editor-in-chief of Newsweek. Jane Friedman, founder and CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, LLC, and other CEOs of major book and magazines publishing companies have addressed students about their careers, and have discussed challenges facing the industry as a whole. In addition, top human resource experts from both book and magazine publishing companies also offered career and job-hunting advice.