Columbia Journalism School

Hearst Digital Media Lecture

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has generously underwritten two major new media initiatives at the Journalism School: the Hearst-Columbia Journalism Dialogues and the Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence.

Hearst-Columbia Journalism Dialogues: The Journalism School examines the changing media industry with an emphasis on digital media and online journalism. The panels offer a real conversation among participants and no Powerpoint in sight. 

Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence: The Resident is appointed each calendar year to participate in the educational activities of the school. The Hearst Professional participates in classes and programs, critiques student work, and delivers a lecture in April.

Upcoming Event: Thursday, April 24
The Future of Global Coverage and Audience Engagement: As part of the 2015 Alumni Weekend, Hearst Professional-in-Residence and Editor-in-Chief of Quartz, Kevin Delaney will be in conversation with Lydia Polgreen J'00, The New York Times Deputy International Editor discussing the future of global coverage and audience engagement. Reception to follow.

RSVP is required. Students, Faculty, Staff: Email to RSVP Alumni: Please RSVP through Alumni Weekend

Past Event: Tuesday, October 28
As part of the 2014 All-Class Lecture Series, Kevin Delaney will give his first lecture as the Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence at the Journalism School.

Kevin Delaney

Kevin J. Delaney is editor in chief and co-founder of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership and championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes. Early in his career, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal.

Past Event: January 22
Watch last year's lecturer, Mario Garcia (@DrMarioRGarcia), the leader of García Media, talk about embracing and promoting change at veteran news organizations and the importance of design in today's digital world. 

Read/hear some of the previous Hearst Digital Media Lectures and learn more about the Hearst programs at Columbia:

Our thanks to the Hearst Foundation for its generous support of new media education at the Columbia Journalism School

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