First Event Features The New Yorker’s David Remnick and New York Times’ David Carr, March 20, 2007

  • WHAT NYU’s Media Talk, a new event series sponsored by the Master of Science in Publishing program at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, presenting public conversations with media and publishing leaders about trends in the business, from an industry insider’s viewpoint.
  • WHO The launch event features David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, in conversation with David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times, about “the literary life and the print editor’s changing role in the world of Web 2.0.”

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker since July 1998, has written over a hundred pieces for the magazine since joining the staff in September 1992. During his tenure as editor, The New Yorker has won 21 National Magazine Awards. Previously, Remnick was at the Washington Post for 10 years and served as that paper’s Moscow correspondent. He is the author of “Lenin’s Tomb,” awarded both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism; “Resurrection,” on the struggle to build a Russian state from the ruins of the Soviet empire; “King of the World,” on Muhammad Ali; “Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker,” a collection of Remnick’s profiles from the magazine; and “The Devil Problem (and Other True Stories),”a collection of his New Yorker pieces. In addition, in 2000 Mr. Remnick was named Advertising Age’s Editor of the Year.

David Carr writes the popular Media Equation column for the Monday Business section of The New York Times. He also works as a general assignment reporter in the Culture section of the paper covering all aspects of popular culture. During the Oscar season, Mr. Carr writes a daily blog about the awards season as “The Carpetbagger,” including weekly video segments.

  • WHEN Tuesday, March 20, 2007 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, The Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, 60 Washington Square South [at the corner of LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village, New York City]
  • REGISTER This event is free; RSVPs are required. To register, please visit or call (212) 992-7277.
  • MEDIA ONLY: For press inquiries or to cover this event, please contact Ken Brown at 212 998-9119 or

NYU’s Master of Science in Publishing program ( is a targeted graduate degree that teaches publishing professionals and those interested in the industry how to excel in all aspects of the industry, including books, magazines and new digital media. This is a part-time program, designed for working professionals, and classes are all taught in the evening by leading professionals in the field. The curriculum focuses on broad theory as well as its practical applications, knowledge needed by those who wish to assume leadership positions; areas covered include finance, marketing and branding, new business development, sales and distribution, advertising, law, leadership and management, as well as the latest digital strategies.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 40,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally-oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-degree courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused Master’s degree programs, and nine Bachelor’s and six Associate degree programs specially designed for working adults.

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