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Join young journalists, writers, bloggers, and media people for an evening of journalism discussions and free alcohol. Young Media Weekend is back, featuring a panel of some of our favorite young writers.
The last couple times we did this were really fun, so we're doing it again. Since this year is also NYU Local's fifth anniversary as a student-run, student-owned, seat-of-the-pants Internet thing, we want to celebrate with our best friends, enemies and mentors. You're invited.
We're calling the panel Journalism in the Social (Outr)age. Panelists will speak on the knotty relationship between writer and audience—how to nurture a readership, how to build an identity, and what happens when the angry mob comes knocking on your door. We'll hear their twentysomething wisdom, and learn how they navigate journalism's ever-changing landscape. Then we'll get drunk.
We're stoked to host this—it'll be great. Young Media Weekend is April 12 at The Counting Room in Williamsburg, and you get two free drinks at the door. RSVP here.
Check out our panelists:
Sam Biddle is the editor of Valleywag, Gawker's irreverent tech blog. A Times profile describes his style as "combining Page Six dishiness with snark and surprising insight." He takes aim at the self-congratulatory world of Silicon Valley start-ups and billionaires, reporting on unscrupulousness and myopia with stories as detailed as they are hilarious. Biddle has been with Gawker since 2010.
Emma Carmichael is the editor of The Hairpin. She was the managing editor at Gawker and Deadspin, where she went undercover as a Juggalo, and broke down the twisted relationship between LeBron James and Drake.
Jared Keller is the current social media editor at Al Jazeera America. Formerly the social media director at Bloomberg Businessweek, Keller worked as an associate editor at The Atlantic. He has written about everything from tweeting dinner to the Syrian Electronic Army.
Sapna Maheshwari is a business/retail reporter at Buzzfeed. Previously at Bloomberg Businessweek—where she covered topics such as the inner workings of the Abercrombie private jet and the gestation of the Victoria's Secret fashion show—Maheshwari is able to explain the intricacies of the retail world without sacrificing the nuances.
Sarah Nicole Prickett is the founder of the new Adult Magazine. Also a contributing editor to The New Inquiry, the Toronto native's incisive cultural commentary has appeared in T Magazine, Vice, The Globe and Mail, and more—she's obscenely prolific. Prickett has an eye on the intersection between online identity, feminism and autobiography, and appeared on TV to defend the selfie. She has written about sexting and Jay-Z's weird art thing. Aaron Sorkin is not a fan.
Jessica Roy is the current Newsfeed Editor at Time Magazine. Previously, she covered the robot-sex-and-revenge-porn tech reporting beat for Betabeat and the New York Observer. And she was NYU Local's Editor-in-Chief. Heyyy. She wrote the Observer cover story on revenge porn impresario Hunter Moore.
Pablo Torre, as one of ESPN's rising stars, was named one of 30 Sportscasters Under 30. He is a panelist on ESPN mainstay Around the Horn, swings more than 20 thousand Twitter followers, and regularly contributes to NPR and Olbermann. His Sports Illustrated feature on the plight of super-tall basketball players earned him a nod in Best American Sports Writing 2012.