Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP
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Panelists at IMC
Jake Dobkin, Publisher and Co-Founder, Gothamist
Jake is the publisher and co-founder of Gothamist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two kids. In his spare time, he enjoys skateboarding and photographing graffiti. Some of his pictures can be seen at Streetsy.com and Bluejake.com
Lexi Nisita, News Editor, Refinery29
Lexi Nisita is a News Editor, writer, and manager of all things social media at Refinery29. Lexi is credited with growing Refinery29's social channels significantly since joining Refinery29 in 2012
Connie Wang, Senior Global Editor, Refinery29
Connie Wang is the Senior Global Editor at Refinery29 where she has been writing, editing, and starring in shopping, fashion and style content for the site since 2009.
Maia Raposo, Marketing Manager, Brooklyn Brewery
Maia Raposo is the Marketing Manager at Brooklyn Brewery where she spearheads social media, press relations, marketing initiatives & community partnerships. In addition to her day job, she serves as Secretary of the NYC Brewers Guild and chairs their event committee. She has an unhealthy obsession with cats, hedgehogs, alpaca & pygmy goats.
Steven Waldman, Founder of Beliefnet and Daily Bridge Media
StevenWaldman is a journalist, entrepreneur, digital content pioneer and nationally-known advocate for robust accountability journalism in the broadband age.In 1998, he founded Beliefnet.com, a multifaith religion website, which became one of the most respected content-and-community sites of its era.He recently created Daily Bridge Media, which launched TheBrooklynGame.com, a site about the Brooklyn Nets (@TheBKGame), and is developing a startup related to life milestones.
C. Max Magee, Founder and Editor, The Millions
C. Max Magee created and edits The Millions, an online magazine and publisher of ebook originals offering coverage on books, arts, and culture since 2003. The Millions has been called “The indispensable literary site” by The New York Times and has been featured on NPR and noted by The Guardian UK, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker, among many others.
David Colon, Editor, Brokelyn
DavidColon is the editor of Brokelyn, a Brooklyn blog about living big on small change. In his spare time, he enjoys feeling feelings about hapless New York sports teams, his bike and Austin-based garage rock band A Giant Dog.
John Shankman, Publisher, The Awl
John Shankman is Publisher of The Awl and passionate about quality media.
Tressa Eaton, New York Editor, Tasting Table
Tressa Eaton is the New York Editor of Tasting Table, a daily email publication about the country's best food culture. As New York Editor, she spends her days discovering, tasting and documenting the city’s most exciting culinary finds. Before joining Tasting Table in June of 2010, Eaton spent time at SeriousEats.com, Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart Living, Food & Wine and Gourmet. A graduate of Wesleyan University (where she wrote her Senior Thesis on canning), she has previously worked as a cheesemonger, in restaurants and on farms.
Gabrielle Langholtz, Editor, Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan
Gabrielle Langholtz is the editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, two James Beard-award-winning magazines that chronicle meaningful food experiences at the intersection of gastronomy and ecology. She was Special Projects Manager at Greenmarket for eight years, wrote the teacher's guide to Michael Pollan's Botany of Desire, grew vegetables in the Catksills for three summers, volunteered at The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley and taught a master's course at NYU's Food Studies program. After battling a vegetable addiction, she is now married to the head livestock farmer at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Westchester.
Ned Berke, Editor and Publisher, Sheepshead Bites
Ned Berke, the Editor and Publisher of Sheepshead Bites, is a lifelong Brooklyn resident. A Rutgers University alum, he has worked in community press, trade publications and international/travel reporting before launching Sheepshead Bites in 2008 and Bensonhurst Bean in 2011. His work at Sheepshead Bites has won accolades from New York City news outlets, including being named Best Local Blog in 2010 (The L Magazine) and Best Local Affairs Website in 2011 (CBS), and Ned has been named one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars (2012) in New York by City & State, a leading outlet for politics and media.
After graduating Columbia University with degrees in Film Studies and Economics, Michael shifted gears and became a marketer / web developer for Manhattan GMAT, a small GMAT test prep start-up. Shortly after the company was acquired by Kaplan, Michael left to freelance for NYC start-ups before landing at Skillshare. Michael enjoys a good story, electronic music, and well-poured Guinness.
Margit Detweiler is the founder and editor-in-chief of TueNight.com, an indie site for Gen X women to discover their "you, part two." TueNight has been called "What Tina Brown would create if the internet was around when she started." Margit is also president of Gyrate Media, LLC (http://www.gyratemedia.com) a content strategy and editorial development firm based in Brooklyn. With 20 years experience as a media executive, Margit has led the editorial vision for some of the top media brands including RealSimple.com, AOL, EverydayHealth.com and Time Inc and spent several years as a managing editor and music critic at the Philadelphia City Paper. A "content team for hire," Gyrate Media's list of clients include Clinique, Citi, Johnson & Johnson, Digiday, Proctor & Gamble, Federated Media, G.E., Martha Stewart, Digitas Health, TakePart.com and Time Inc. Margit is also an award-winning reporter and editor and has contributed to the Associated Press, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Bust, Nylon, Digiday and many others.
Liz Gumbinner is a Brooklyn mom, and the co-publisher and editor-in-chief of Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech. The site has been called "the online arbiter of cool for the swingset crowd" by Parents Magazine, and cited as a favorite blog by Real Simple, inStyle, the Telegraph UK and named Babble's #1 shopping website for moms. Liz also authors the personal blog Mom-101 which has been featured in the New York Times and NPR, and called "funny some of the time" by an enthusiastic anonymous commenter. She has been named one of the top Twitter accounts to follow by Forbes, Daily Beast and the NY Post, and a top digital influencer by Nielsen. You can find Liz discussing parenting trends, culture, style, and technology in national publications and on shows like NBC's TODAY Show, CBS's The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and HLN. Once she talked about her underwear.
New York City native Sascha Lewis is the co-founder and CEO Flavorpill Media, a digital media company focused on cultural news and local city guides that reaches over 5 million monthly readers. Flavorpill has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, and the Economist. Sascha is also a board member of Lineage Project which is a NYC based non-profit that provides mindful practices to at-risk youth, a recreational DJ and as Patrick Ewing will attest ‚ a former ball boy for the New York Knicks.
Upon completing a prestigious Thomas Watson Fellowship, Scott Stedman
began his media career as a contributing writer for MIT’s Technology Review.
Following his move to Brooklyn in 2003, Scott and with his brother, Daniel,
launched The L Magazine from a one-bedroom apartment. The L is an
independent bi-weekly magazine with a readership of 350,000. This small media company evolved into The Northside Media Group, which publishes, in addition to The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine and BAMbill. Stedman grew Northside Media Group into the largest event producer in Brooklyn. Each year Northside Media Group produces multiple festivals such as Taste Talks and Summerscreen. Their signature event, the Northside Festival, attracts 100,000 people annually to see over 400 bands, 50 film premiers, and
the visionary Northside Innovation Conference. Northside Innovation is currently the largest showcase of tech innovation and entrepreneurship in Brooklyn. Scott Stedman is an active board member for the YMCA and the Open Space Alliance.
GraceBonney is a Brooklyn-based writer and founder of the blog Design*Sponge. Her first book, Design*Sponge at Home was released in 2011 and her second, Design*Sponge by Hand, will be released in 2015. In addition to hosting a yearly scholarship for design students,Bonney also maintains a weekly column that provides free business advice for artists and creatives.
SiobhanWallace co-founded the food blog Blondie & Brownie in 2008, and recently co-authored New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks (Running Press, 2013). She currently works as a freelance writer while studying for her MA in Food Studies from NYU.
Jen G is owner and editor of Greenpointers.com. After 10 years as a Product and Interiors photographer she gave up the commute to Midtown to her fashion slave industry job to cover the always interesting community of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Jen was raised with a camera in hand and taught photography by her crazy Sicilian dad Rocco. Street photography, portraits and food photography are her main areas of interest. She believes that a camera is just a tool and a great image is a great image no matter what camera is used to capture it. She shoots with a 5D, a Lumix and her iphone. She is proud that she now labels herself professionally as a Photographer & Blogger. She is addicted to Instagram @greenpointers @jengphoto. Her work can be seen at JenniferGalatioto.com, JenniferGalatioto.tumblr.com & morningridgewood.tumblr.com.