New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host “Taking Talese Seriously,” a conversation that will include Gay Talese, the former New York Times reporter and best-selling author, on Wednesday, September 16, 6-8 p.m. at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (20 Cooper Square, between 5th and 6th Streets, 7th Floor). Subways: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street).
The event, which will ask if lengthy, deeply reported, portraits are relevant for young journalists today, will also include: Pete Hamill, who served as editor-in-chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News and is now a distinguished writer-in-residence at the Institute; NYU Journalism Professor Katie Roiphe, author of The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism and Uncommon Arrangements, among other works; and Robert Boynton, director of the Institute’s Literary Reportage concentration and author of the New New Journalism.
The event is sponsored by the Institute’s Literary Reportage concentration and co-sponsored by the Paris Review. Talese was a reporter for the New York Times from 1956 to 1965 and has since written for the Times, Esquire, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and other national publications.
Journalists interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public may call 212.998.8044 for more information.