Join us for an evening of tech trends and geekery!
Kicking off the evening will be a roundup of journalism, tech and social media trends for 2013 with Amy Webb and Columbia University's Sree Sreenivasan.
Next, we’ll have the the official launch of Amy’s new book “Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating To Meet My Match.” Amy will be in conversation with Rachel Sklar and will answer your questions after. “Data” is launching nationwide on January 31st. Already, it has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, Wired, Elle and elsewhere.
This program is organized by the NYC chapter of the Online News Association in partnership with NewsCred, Dutton, Digital First Media and the Columbia University School of Journalism. This meetup is free for Columbia University Journalism School Students and $5 for all others. Address: 116th and Broadway, 3rd floor Lecture Room.
Amy Webb (J ’01) is CEO of Webbmedia Group, where she leads a brilliant team that advises a worldwide client base of Fortune 100 and Global 1000 companies, government agencies, media organizations and foundations. She’s also the co-founder of Spark Camp (http://www.sparkcamp.com) and is a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab. Follow @webbmedia
Sree Sreenivasan (J ’93) is a technology evangelist and skeptic (feel free to ask him how it's possible to be both) based at Columbia University, where he was named the first Chief Digital Officer in July 2012. He is working on various online education, digital and social media initiatives across campus. He also works to help journalists and other use technology in smarter ways (through workshops and SreeTips, a social media blog on CNET). Follow @sree, who will again lead @columbiajourn Social Media Weekend from Feb. 15 - 17.
Rachel Sklar is a former lawyer-turned-writer and social entrepreneur based in New York. She is the co-founder of TheLi.st (coming soon!) and of Change The Ratio, which seek to increase visibility and opportunity for women in tech and new media. Rachel was a founding editor at Mediaite and The Huffington Post, and is an advisor to numerous tech startups - including the apropos Lover.ly. Follow @rachelsklar
About our organizer, the NYC chapter of the Online News Association:
Gather with writers, editors, photographers, producers, and all with an interest in the production of news for digital presentation. Follow @ONANYC and use this hashtag: #ONANYC when tweeting about our events. We encourage you to take photos and videos and share them here on Meetup! Please visit http://journalists.org/ to find out more about the Online News Association and to become a member!
About our sponsors:
NewsCred puts content at the heart of every business. As the world's leading content marketing and syndication platform, NewsCred provides brands and publishers with seamless access to fully-licensed articles, images and video from more than 1,500 world-class sources.
Digital First Media manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company and reaches 61.5 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
Dutton is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group (USA) which is part of Pearson, plc, the international media company.