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Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Offers Exciting, New "Made in NY" Talks Online

 

NEW YORK - The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announced the first two in a series of exciting, new "Made in NY" Talks for Fall 2020, offered online. The first two talks are: "Report for the Future: Covering the White House Race" on Tuesday, October 6th, and "Write Smart: Write Funny" on Monday, October 12th. Additional talks will be announced soon; all talks will be recorded and available to view online in the future.

The "Made in NY" Talks series brings together industry leaders to share insight, information and news with New Yorkers looking to work in media and entertainment. Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication, the series provides New Yorkers with the background they need to pursue careers in media and entertainment.

Report the Future: New Rules for the 2020 White House Race
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:00PM EST
Join us for a zoom discussion about a current political scene littered with disinformation, that provides a dangerous digital landscape for media to navigate. Leading editors, producers, and correspondents will address lessons learned from 2016, and the challenges of covering the current race to the White House.

Online panelists:

  • Andrea Bernstein, Co-Host, Trump, Inc., WNYC; Author, American Oligarchs
  • Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Executive Editor, Teen Vogue
  • Jessica Tarlov, VP, Research & Consumer Insight, Bustle Digital Group

Moderator: Carri Twigg, Founding Partner, Culture.House

You can register for this "Made in NY" Talk here.

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Write Funny/Write Smart: Desus & Mero
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 6:00PM EST
Join us in a zoom discussion where the writers of late-night series DESUS & MERO talk about the effect of their show on the national conversation, from politics and pop culture to sports, music, and beyond; and address how the show continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online panelists:

  • Mike Pielocik, Head Writer and Executive Producer
  • Josh Gondelman, Writer and Producer
  • Heben Nigatu, Writer

Moderator: Syreeta Gates, Founder, The Gates Preserve

You can register for this "Made in NY" Talk here.

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Attendees are encouraged to register in advance on the Center for Communication website. All talks are free and open to the public. Previous "Made in NY" Talks can be viewed on MOME's website.