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Food Writing Forum: Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital Age

Food Writing Forum: Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital Age

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
General Public 

The food writing craft is in transition from the traditional world of magazines, newspapers, and cookbooks in print, to the digital world of food blogs, digital books, websites, online restaurant reviewing, memoirs, recipes, food photography and the influence of social networks. If observers and technologists are to be believed, many more changes are soon to come. Top food writers will examine the positive and negative food writing trends in the digital age.

*PLEASE NOTE that your ticket includes admission to both days.

* Admission for The New School students is free with ID.

 

TENTATIVE schedule:

FRIDAY, April 5th

9:30am

Registration

 

10:00am-10:45am

Plenary Session :Diane Jacobs

 

10:45am-12:00am 

Social Media and Online Media

Fabio Parasecoli, Scott Barton, Aaron Hutcherson, Rosie Nelson, Marion Nestle, Stephen Schmidt

 

12:00am-01:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm-2:15pm

How to Write a Cookbook Florence Fabricant, Rozanne Gold, Dorie Greenspan, June Hersh, Priya Krishna, Pino Luongo, Julia Turshen

Blogs and WebsitesFraming and Maintaining Purpose

Anne Mendelson, Ken Albala, Dave Cook, Deb Perelman, Joanna Sciarrino

 

2:15pm-2:25pm

Coffee break

 

2:25pm-3:40pm

Newspaper and Magazines in the Digital Age

Ariel Lauren Wilson, Andy Baraghani, Kate Cox, Erica Marcus, Emily Weinstein, Gabriella Gershenson

Today’s Cookbook Publishing Process: Digital Brass Tacks and Editorial Skills Anne Mendelson, Sara Eagle, Suzanne Fass, Rux Martin, Michael Szczerban

 

3:40pm- 3:50pm

Coffee break

 

3:50pm-5:05 pm

Restaurant Criticism in a New Age Andrew Friedman, Hannah Goldfield, Adam Platt, Hanna Raskin, Chris Stang 

Whose Recipe Is It? Intellectual Property & Provenance

Cathy Kaufman,Rozanne Gold, Sara Moulton, Peter E. Nussbaum, Kara Rota, Tanya Steel

 

5:00pm-6:00 pm

Reception Lang Cafe

 

SATURDAY, April 6th

9:30am-10:00am

Registration

 

10:00am-11:15am

Food Memoir and Biography (Cara De Silva, Elissa Altman, Mark Federman, Madhur Jaffrey, Anne Mendelson, Laura Shapiro)

Cultivating Diversity on Pages and Screens (Scott Barton, Daniela Galarza, Von Diaz, Peter J. Kim, Eric Kim, Korsha Wilson)

 

11:15am-11:30am

Break

 

11:30am-12:45pm

What Do Book Publishers Want? (Cathy K. Kaufman, Ken Albala, Andrew Friedman, Bruce Kraig, Andrew F. Smith)

Women’s Words and Words About Women (Bettina Makalintal, Ramin Ghanesram, Sarah Khan, Elle Simone Scott)

 

12:45am-1:00pm

Break

 

1:00pm-2:15pm

The Dark Side of the Internet (Cara De Silva, Rebecca Federman, Stephen Schmidt, Andrew Smith, Lauren Swann)

Behind the Bite: The Art of Good Food Photography (Allie Wist, Victoria Granof, Justin Walker, Jamie Tiampo, Maggie Ruggiero)

Presented by the Food Studies Program at the Schools of Public Engagement



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