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Following our lunchtime keynote speakers of the past, including then Pro Publica social media editor Daniel Victor and then Wall Street Journal engagement editor Zach Seward, this year we’ll hear about new platforms for content from Tumblr Executive Editor Jessica Bennett.
Bennett is coming thanks to coordination and support from Temple’s Dept. of Journalism.
Jessica Bennett is a writer and editor focused on socials issues, culture and new media. She is the executive editor of Tumblr, where she oversees original feature contentÂ as part of a new initiative to tell the stories of the platform.
She has also writtenÂ forÂ The New York Times,Â The Atlantic, Newsweek andÂ The Daily Beast, where she is a contributing editor. Bennett spent the first seven years of her career at Newsweek, where she was a reporter, editor, and ultimately senior writer,Â focused on feature packages and special reports on on social issues, culture and gender. She has written onÂ young women and marriage,Â online bullying,Â gay rights,Â and was the co-author of aÂ cover story aboutÂ sexism in the mediaÂ that markedÂ the 40th anniversary of a landmark gender discrimination suit against Newsweek. A native of Seattle, Jessica’s work has been honored by the Society for Professional Journalists, the Newswomen’s Club of New York andÂ the New York Press Club, which named her the city’s best young journalist.