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/ March 31, 2011
NYU Local Young Media Weekend

Join young journalists, bloggers and media enthusiasts from all over the Northeast in New York City for a panel discussion on New York Media and the changing landscape of journalism.

The panel — co-sponsored by the Courant Institute’s ACM group — will take place at NYU’s Silver Center in Room 714. Later in the evening, we’ll be heading to the Thompson LES, special thanks to Small Girls PR and in association with shatterbox, for a full out party complete with drink specials, fierce networking, and debauchery.

You need to RSVP for the young media event of the year! We can’t wait to see who we’re competing with.

Get to know the panelists after the jump. UPDATE (4/5): We’re happy to announce the addition of Alex Pareene to our panel.

Panelist Bios:

Matthew Yglesias is a Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, where he writes an influential blog on politics and public policy. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Harvard University. Matt has previously worked as an Associate Editor at The Atlantic, a Staff Writer at The American Prospect, and an Associate Editor at Talking Points Memo. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, Slate, The Washington Monthly, and other publications.

Felix Salmon — a University of Glasgow graduate — arrived in the United States in 1997 from England, where he worked at Euromoney magazine. He also wrote daily commentary on Latin American markets for the former news service Bridge News and created the Economonitor blog for NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini’s Global Economics. Felix is currently the finance blogger at Reuters and was recently named the #2 most important financial blogger by Time magazine.

Willa Paskin is the Deputy Entertainment Editor for the NYMag’s culture blog, Vulture. She has previously edited and written for Radar Magazine and BlackBook Magazine where she acted as Features Editor. Willa covers a range of entertaining topics from Britney Spears as Pop-Zombie to the gossip of Gossip Girl.

Kat Stoeffel, a recent Brown grad with a degree in English, writes for the New York Observer‘s Media Mob. Kat is reassuring proof that publications indeed hire up, as she first started at the salmon pink paper as an intern. She covers topics such as the inter-staff turmoil at Harper‘s and the embarrassing childhood stories of Dan Abrams. She previously interned at n + 1 and Paper.

Foster Kamer
, college drop-out, is a soon-to-be Senior Editor for the New York Observer, where he will take a stab at Finance Journalism. In the past year, Foster has worked as an online managing editor for Esquire, full-time staff writer for the Village Voice‘s news blog Runnin’ Scared, and Associate Editor at BlackBook Magazine (where Paskin “kicked his ass into shape”). During his stint at the Runnin’ Scared, Kamer lost the Voice over $1 million in advertising for making a dick joke — and wasn’t fired.

Anthony De Rosa is a Reuters API Product Manager and Blogger and co-founded the comprehensive Neighborhoodr network on Tumblr. He also runs a a popular news and culture Tumblr called Soup Soup, which has landed him a spot on Technorati’s top 200 blogs in the world and the title of “undisputed king of Tumblr” by the New York Times.

Irin Carmon is a staff writer at, where she covers politics and pop culture. Previously, she reported on media for Women’s Wear Daily’s Memo Pad column, and has written for Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Fast Company, and others.

Alex Pareene is a senior writer for He was the political editor of Gawker and the editor of Wonkette. His writing has appeared on various websites and in magazines.

Flyer design by Jake Moore.