Newhouse School to host New Yorker editor David Remnick Oct. 14
Newhouse School to host New Yorker editor David Remnick Oct. 14October 03, 2008Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will visit campus on Tuesday, Oct. 14, as a guest of the Newhouse School. He will speak at 3 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. The event is open to the campus community.
Remnick joined the New Yorker in 1992 and became editor in 1998. He was previously a reporter for 10 years with The Washington Post.
An award-winning editor and journalist, he has won 23 national magazine awards in the last 16 years. He also received the 2006 Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award from the National Press Foundation; was named editor of the year by Advertising Age in 2000; received the George Polk Awards’ Excellence in Journalism award in 1994; and won the Pulitzer Prize for his book “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire” (Vintage, 1994).
He has been a Council on Foreign Relations Visiting Fellow and taught at Columbia and Princeton universities. He has written more than 100 pieces for The New Yorker.While on campus, Remnick will dedicate the Glavin Magazine Lab (MagLab) in Newhouse 1. Named in honor of Newhouse magazine professor Bill Glavin and funded by Stacey Mindich, a Newhouse alumna and former student of Glavin’s, the MagLab will provide a physical and psychological home for students in the magazine program. The lab will serve as the main classroom for magazine writing and editing classes. On the off hours, it will become a bullpen-style work and gathering room for students, with lockers, storage space and magazine-related resources. It will also serve as a display space for magazine students and faculty.
For more information about his talk, contact Jean Brooks at (315) 443-5711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.