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The Delacorte Lectures: Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of The Slate Group

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Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014, 7:00pm

(World Room)

The Delacorte Lectures: Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of The Slate Group

Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of the Slate Group speaks as part of the 2014 Delacorte Lectures. 

Jacob Weisberg, is Chairman of The Slate Group, a unit of The Washington Post Company devoted to developing a family of Internet-based publications through start-ups and acquisitions. The Slate group’s roster includes Slate, The Root, and the video site Slate V. 

A native of Chicago, Weisberg attended Yale University and New College, Oxford. From 1989 until 1994, he worked as a writer and editor at The New Republic. Between 1994 and 1996, he covered politics for New York Magazine. In 1996, he joined the new Internet magazine Slate, where he covered the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns as Chief Political Correspondent. 

Weisberg served as Editor of Slate from 2002 until 2008. He has also been a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, and a reporter for Newsweek in London and Washington. 

Weisberg is the author of several books, including The Bush Tragedy, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2008. With former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, he co-wrote In an Uncertain World, which was published in 2003. His first book, In Defense of Government, was published in 1996. 

His regular opinion column is published by Slate. In addition, Weisberg is a member of the Financial Times A-List board of contributors, and a contributing editor for Vogue.  He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the PEN American Center and the Committee to Protect Journalists. 

The Delacorte Lectures, presented in the spring semester, examine aspects of magazine journalism by a leader in the field of magazine publishing. The series is headed by Victor Navasky, the George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and director of the Delacorte Center.

Refreshments will be served from 7:00-7:30p.m. Lecture will begin at 7:30p.m.

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