New Yorker Editor David Remnick to Speak at the 2011 Commencement Ceremony in December
David Remnick, longtime editor of The New Yorker, will address graduates at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s 2011 commencement on Dec. 14. The ceremony will take place at TheTimesCenter auditorium adjacent to the J-School on West 41st Street in Manhattan.
Remnick began his reporting career at The Washington Post in 1982 and became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1992. He has since written more than a hundred stories for the magazine. Since he became editor in July 1998, the publication has won 30 National Magazine Awards. In 2000, Advertising Age named him its “Editor of the Year.”
Remnick is the author of several books, including “King of the World,” “Resurrection,” and “Lenin’s Tomb,” for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism. His most recent book, “The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama,” was published by Knopf Doubleday in April 2010.
In September 2009, Remnick appeared at the CUNY J-School as part of its lunchtime “Brown Bag Speaker Series, ” which features prominent journalists before an informal audience of students, faculty, alumni, and staff. In a conversation with Dean Steve Shepard in the newsroom, he discussed The New Yorker‘s role in the changing media landscape, the future of long-form magazine journalism, The New Yorker‘s approach to covering stories, and other topics of interest.