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Young Media Weekend Hosted By NYU Local - New York - April 21, 2012

Panel Speaker: Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Join young journalists, bloggers and media enthusiasts from all over the Northeast in New York City for a day of panel discussions on New York media and the changing landscape of journalism.

Last year’s YMW was a lot of fun and this year’s event is set to be even better. On April 21st, we will host two panels — one focusing on the current state of the media in general and one on data journalism – in NYU’s brand new Center for Spiritual Life. There will be an after party and details are forthcoming.

You need to RSVP for the young media event of the year! Here’s the RSVP for the data panel and here’s the RSVP for the general panel.

Get to know the panelists after the jump.

The general panel…

Amy O’Leary is a reporter for the New York Times. Before that, she was deputy news editor at the paper, and before that she was a producer at This American Life. She is now on the “How We Live” team of reporters at the Times, where she is constantly looking for ways to digitally adapt those stories. Amy’s most recent piece, “Everybody Inhale,” is a fascinating look at the question of how many people Manhattan can actually hold.

Dana Goldstein Dana Goldstein is a as a contributor to The Nation, Slate, and The Daily Beast.. She’s a policy wonk on education and women’s issues. Most notably, she’s written a hugely influential review of “Waiting for Superman.” You can check out her blog here.

Joe Coscarelli is an assistant editor at New York Magazine’s Daily Intel. He also writes for Rookie Mag and is one of the founding editors of NYU Local. He previously worked at The Village Voice where he wrote a cover story about selling heroin online.

Jake Dobkin is the publisher and co-founder of Gothamist. He started it in 2003, so before we were even internet-literate. His personal blog features a lot of great NY photographs.

Ben Smith is the editor in chief of Buzzfeed. He was brought over from Politico where he helped form the site’s voice and style. His move to Buzzfeed confused many, but since his takeover of the site, it has flourished with an impressive roster of new hires and verticals, including the already influential Buzzfeed Politics.

Elizabeth Spiers is the editor of The New York Observer. She is also the founder of Dead Horse Media (the publisher of Dealbreaker) and was the founding editor of Gawker. Her first year as editor of the Observer has been impressive to say the least.

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