Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP
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Jake Dobkin, publisher and co-founder of Gothamist, and was born and lives in Brooklyn. He attended PS321, JHS51, Stuyvesant, Columbia, and NYU, where he got an MBA. He claims to have never been away from New York City for more than ten weeks in the last thirty-eight years. Surprisingly, his mortal enemy is...milk. You can learn more about Jake at facebook.com/jakedobkin or @jakedobkin.
Kate Lee is the Head of Influencer Outreach at Medium, where she leads recruitment of influential individuals and organizations to engage on the platform. She was the company's first editorial and New York hire and was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business. Previously, she was a literary agent at International Creative Management. Widely recognized as an industry leader and a pioneer in content development, she was profiled in a New Yorker story as the first agent to see greater media potential for online talent.
Clifford J. Levy
Clifford J. Levy is an assistant masthead editor at The New York Times who oversees digital platforms. He led the editorial team that developed NYT Now, a new app from The Times.
He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and has received several other honors, including three George Polk Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award and the National Magazine Award.
Mr. Levy previously worked as a deputy Metro editor, Moscow bureau chief, investigative reporter and political correspondent.
Mr. Levy joined the international staff of The Times in 2006 as Moscow bureau chief. He and a colleague, Ellen Barry, wrote a series about human rights and freedom of speech in Russia, “Above the Law,” that received the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2011, as well as the Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.
Mr. Levy lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Julie Dressner, who is a documentary filmmaker, and their three children.
Allison Lichter is the social media and audience engagement editor at The Wall Street Journal, focusing primarily on breaking news, features and innovation. She was formerly the culture editor for New York Public Radio and also a producer for WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. Lichter is also a contributing editor for Speakeasy and At Work.
Justin W. Lin
Justin William Lin was born in Durham, NC and currently lives in New York. He is the founder of BKC Brooklyn Central and, in addition to teaching hundreds of New Yorkers the wonders of photography, has been a freelance fashion and portrait photographer since 2005. His work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications, including W, Harper's Bazaar, Time Out New York, V Mag, Style.com among others. Justin's work has been shown in galleries in the US and internationally. He has also served as a curator and producer for Rabbithole Projects, and writes and performs in the electronic pop project Color War.
Mitra is a breakfast enthusiast and freelance media producer who has been working with the award-winning podcast, The Heart (formerly Audio Smut), since 2010. Additionally, she makes podcasts for Bon Appetit and Crain's New York. In the past, her work has been featured on Snap Judgement, Latino USA and Death, Sex & Money.
Together with his brother Scott, he launched The L Magazine in April of 2003, in a time when no one was talking about Brooklyn, but everyone was moving there. SummerScreen was launched in the McCarren Pool in the summer of 2005. The annual Northside Festival was created in June of 2007, and then followed Brooklyn Magazine, a partnership with BAM to produce the BAMbill, and Taste Talks.
As Brooklyn has become an international adjective meaning "what's next" Northside’s mission is to define and showcase that adjective through their three magazines and large-scale festivals.
Millie is a mobile news editor at BuzzFeed News and the editor of the BuzzFeed News newsletter.
Previously, she was the editorial coordinator at the American Press Institute, where she helped restart the non-profit and created its 'Need to Know' daily morning newsletter. She also worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where she wrote, edited and produced a weekly podcast. Prior to that, she helped launch the National Journal’s Membership program as a marketing and design associate. She is also a graduate of the Atlantic Media fellowship program.
Millie’s skills and backgrounds are diverse -- with experience on both the editorial and business side of media, as well as the for-profit and non-profit world. She likes to run toward wicked problems, connect the dots, and find the story.
Lindsay Mannering is a Deputy Editor at Bustle.com and oversees the News, Entertainment, and Fashion verticals. Launched in 2013, Bustle has quickly grown to become the largest women's website on the web, gathering over 30 million uniques a month. Before joining Bustle for its launch, Lindsay was at CafeMom and The Huffington Post. She lives in Brooklyn. Is big fan of cats.
Noah Davis is freelance writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in print or online in The New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Outside, and many other publications. He has reported from the last three soccer World Cups, an alligator-filled bayou with Norman Reedus, and during a coup in Honduras.