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Christie’s Marc Porter, President, and Toby Usnik, International Head of Corporate Communications, host a panel discussion on the Future of Arts Journalism.
As traditional outlets grapple with the fast-changing media landscape, what does the future hold for arts journalism? If online media is the way of the future, what are the proven business models and which are to be avoided? What career path should an aspiring journalist or seasoned arts writer take in this new climate? Our distinguished panel of journalists, educators, and cultural leaders will address these questions and more at this important event.
Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism
Sree Sreenivasan is a tech evangelist and skeptic (he can explain how he's both) specializing in explaining technology to non-techies. He is a professor and dean of students affairs at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches in the digital media program, including media entrepreneurship. A former TV technology reporter on WABC and WNBC, he is now a contributing editor at DNAinfo.com, a Manhattan-news startup he helped launch in 2009 with Joe Ricketts (the founder of Ameritrade and whose family just bought the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field). In 2009, he was named one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter and in 2010 was named one of 20 journalists to follow by the Society of Professional Journalists and one of Poynter.org's 35 most influential people in social media. You can find him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sree and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/sreetips and on the Web at http://sree.net/
Leisure & Arts Editor
The Wall Street Journal
Eric Gibson is the Leisure & Arts Editor of the Wall Street Journal, a position he has held since 2002. He is also one of the paper’s art critics, writing on exhibitions and museum issues. Prior to joining the Journal in 1998, Eric Gibson was executive editor of ARTnews magazine, and before that the art critic for the Washington Times. He has been a regular contributor to The Economist and The New Criterion, among other publications, and has appeared on the BBC and CNN. A graduate of Trinity College, he is the author of “The Sculpture of Clement Meadmore,” Hudson Hills Press 1994.
Editor in Chief
Art in America
Lindsay Pollock was named Editor in Chief of Art in America in January 2011. The magazine, founded in 1913, provides in-depth coverage of the global contemporary art world. She previously covered the arts for Bloomberg News, The Art Newspaper and other publications. She has written for Artnet magazine, ARTnews, Art & Auction and The New York Sun among others.
Pollock launched the blog Art Market Views in 2009, providing daily breaking news and analysis for readers seeking an insider’s perspective on the art industry.
Her biography of pioneering American art dealer Edith Halpert, The Girl with the Gallery, was published in 2006. She is a graduate of Barnard College, where she majored in art history, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Dennis Scholl is the Vice President / Arts for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. With assets in excess of US$ 2 billion, Knight Foundation is among the larger, private foundations in the United States. He oversees the foundation's national arts program, including the Knight Arts Challenge and Random Acts of Culture.
He has also been a board member of the Miami Art Museum, Aspen Art Museum, North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art and the chair of Locust Projects, an alternative art space.
A three-time regional Emmy nominee for his film making and on-camera work, he wrote and co-produced a short film "Sunday's Best" that recently won the Suncoast Emmy Award, and was accepted by numerous film festivals including the Aspen Shortfest and Cinequest.