NYU School of Professional Studies Media Talk Series to Focus on “Influence and Influencers: The Changing Face of Content”

Sarah Ellison from Vanity Fair Moderates June 13 Event with Panelists David Carey of Hearst Magazines, Clifford J. Levy of The New York Times, Janice Min formerly of The Hollywood Reporter, and Josh Tyrangiel of VICE News


NEW YORK, June 8, 2017 – The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing will host the latest panel in its NYU Media Talk series, “Influence and Influencers: The Changing Face of Content,” on Tuesday, June 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The panelists will discuss who and what influences content in a shifting media world. Among the questions addressed will be whether authenticity and accuracy still matter; who the new arbiters of culture and content are and how to reach them; and what is beyond social media storytelling.

Sarah Ellison, special correspondent for Vanity Fair, will serve as the moderator of the panel. She is a frequent commentator for the magazine’s digital daily, The Hive. She chronicled Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of The Wall Street Journal in her 2010 book, War at The Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire. Previously, she was a reporter for WSJ in Paris, London, and New York, and for Newsweek in Paris.

Featured panelists include:

  • David Carey is president of Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 20 brands in print and digital in the US and close to 300 editions and websites in 31 languages and 78 countries around the world. Previously, Carey was group president at Condé Nast, where he oversaw the company’s media properties targeted to business and executive audiences, and launched the Portfolio brand.
  • Clifford J. Levy is a deputy managing editor at The New York Times, where he oversees digital platforms. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes, as well as three George Polk Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the National Magazine Award for video.
  • Janice Min is a media strategist at Eldridge Industries, the holding company for The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Dick Clark Productions, and A24. She previously served as copresident and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group and remains a part owner of THR. An Emmy winner, Min led THR as it garnered two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016.
  • Josh Tyrangiel is executive vice president of VICE News and oversees vicenews.com, the weekly documentary series VICE on HBO, and VICE News Tonight. Prior to joining VICE Media, Tyrangiel was chief content officer for Bloomberg Media and was the editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.

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).

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 and leading topics  in publishing from an industry insider’s viewpoint. “Influence and Influencers” is the 21st in the series, which has highlighted a wide range of subjects. Most recently the series featured four best-selling authors Lauren Oliver, Jodi Picoult, Jeffrey Toobin, and Colson Whitehead on challenging conversations  in today’s publishing landscape. Other NYU Media Talks have featured leading editors and journalists from The Huffington Post, Lenny, People.com and EW.com, Matter Studios, and BuzzFeed 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; guests from The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Publishers Marketplace, and CNN Worldwide discussing how the media covers an industry in transition; New York Times best-selling authors David Baldacci, Alice Hoffman, Jeff Kinney, and Erik Larson on the literarylife;; pop culture superstars in children’s and young adult book publishing; native 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 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, magazinee 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 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.