Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Columbia Journalism School

Brown Institute

2950 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

View Map

Event description

Description

The Serious Business of Online Satire
Wednesday, February 28th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia Journalism School

What does original, insightful satire look like in a political moment that seems to render parody impossible? In what ways does the fast pace of the internet (and the centralizing force of large social media platforms) shape online humor?

Join us for a timely conversation on the business of online satire as part of a new event series at the Tow Center exploring humor, journalism, and the internet, organized by Tow Fellow George Civeris.

This discussion features Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell, the founders of the feminist satire website Reductress, and Emma Allen, the editor of Daily Shouts on newyorker.com, and is moderated by New York Magazine's Gabriella Paiella.

Join the conversation using #TowComedy.



Panelists include:


Beth Newell is the co-founder and editor of the satirical women’s magazine, Reductress. She has over a decade of experience in the NYC comedy scene, having performed at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Caroline’s on Broadway, and The Magnet Theater. With Reductress, she coauthored the book How to Win at Feminism and co-created the Mouth Time podcast. Additionally her work has been featured in The Onion, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, and Pendulous Breasts Quarterly. Beth is a member of the cult classic improv group, Bombardo. She gave birth to her daughter in the backseat of a Honda Fit.

Sarah Pappalardo is the co-founder, and editor of Reductress. She is a writer, playwright and producer with work produced throughout Chicago, Philadelphia and New York, and is the co-author of How to Win at Feminism. She is the co-creator and producer of the Mouth Time podcast, as well as The Reductress Minute. She is finally trying to learn French.

Emma Allen is the Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker magazine and edits Daily Shouts, online humor for newyorker.com.

Gabriella Paiella (moderator) is a Senior Writer for New York Magazine's site for women, The Cut, where she writes news and humor pieces. She previously wrote a column for Lucky Peace (R.I.P.) called Deranged Crafts, which was exactly what it sounds like, and has written for The Guardian and The Hairpin. Yes, her name rhymes.




ABOUT

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, based at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism, and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole. Visit towcenter.org to explore all Tow Center resources, and sign up to receive newsletter updates on upcoming events and opportunities. If you are interested in working with us, contact us at towcenter@columbia.edu.
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Columbia Journalism School

Brown Institute

2950 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved