Deadlines and Disruption | Stephen Shepard
Tuesday 8 pm
Stephen B. Shepard is the founding dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. He was editor-in-chief of Business Week for more than 20 years, senior editor for national affairs at Newsweek, and editor of the Saturday Review.
His journalistic memoir, Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path From Print to Digital, was published in September 2012 by McGraw-Hill. It's a book about transitions: His own personal passage from the Bronx to the top of the journalism profession and the dramatic change in journalism as it comes to terms with the digital reckoning. Shepard will speak about the future of journalism - especially the search for new business models to support quality journalism in the digital age.
An adjunct professor at the Columbia School of Journalism from 1971 to 1976, Shepard co-founded the school’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, serving as its first director. He was a member of the Board of Visitors at the Columbia Journalism School and served on Columbia President Lee Bollinger’s task force on the future of journalism education.
Shepard was president of the American Society of Magazine Editors from 1992 to 1994. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Magazine Editor’s Hall of Fame, the Henry Johnson Fisher Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Magazine Publishers Association of America, the President’s Award from the Overseas Press Club and the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Journalism from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
A native New Yorker, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, received his Bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York, and a Master’s from Columbia. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Overseas Press Club and the Century Association.
He and his wife, Lynn Povich, live in New York. They have two children.
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