JOURNALISM AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Laurel Book Store: 5:00—6:00pm
Legacy print publishers can no longer delude themselves into believing that the internet rejects ambitious journalism. Digital readers seek top-notch narratives that make full use of online space, and it is up to print editors to prepare their stories for the journey from the printed page to the webpage. Three editors discuss the challenges of taking journalism from print to digital, and the stakes for storytelling if the gap between the two can’t be bridged.
CLARA JEFFERY is Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won National Magazine Awards for general excellence, tripled the size of its editorial staff, increased its audience 15 fold, and established bureaus in Washington and New York. Along the way Clara won a PEN award for editing, gave birth, and forgot what it's like to sleep. It probably doesn't help she's on Twitter so much.
THEODORE ROSS is a features director at the New Republic. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Businessweek, VICE, the Oxford American, and many other publications. He is also the author of a memoir, Am I a Jew?
JAMIL SMITH is Senior National Correspondent with MTV News. He is the host of the podcast INTERSECTION, which deals with identity politics. Prior to that, he served as a segment producer for two MSNBC programs, "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "Melissa Harris-Perry." He has written for the Washington Post, New Republic, Ebony.com, and theGrio.