Public Engagement

General Public

Media Disruption: The New Normal

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

In recent months, traditional media has seen more than its share of game-changing events, particularly in the field of journalism, with the New York Times selling off the Boston Globe for a fraction of its purchase price just a few years ago, Amazon's founder snapping up the Washington Post, and little-known BT Media taking ownership of Newsweek. In the wake of these and other changes, many are pondering what it all means for the future of journalism.

This discussion will include:

 - Martin Nisenholtz, senior advisor, The New York Times; and adjunct associate professor, Columbia Journalism School; former senior vice president, Digital Operations, The New York Times.

 - Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed

 - Elizabeth Spiersacting editorial director, Flavorpill Productions; former editor-in-chief, The New York Observer 

 - Shafqat Islam, co-founder and CEO, Newscred

Moderated by J. Max Robins: contributor, Techonomy Media; former vice president and executive director, Industry Programs, The Paley Center

Sponsored by The School of Media Studies and The Center for Communication.

This event is free, but registration is recommended by clicking on the register button on the top right.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Media and Technology


School of Media Studies, Schools of Public Engagement


Publishing and Journalism


Recent Activity

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Roberto Montes - NSSR

Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

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