Jere Hester, “(Re)making News: Saving Local Journalism in the Digital Age”
Join Jere Hester, the editor-in-chief of THE CITY, for an inside look at the creation of the soon-to-launch nonprofit news site. He’ll lead a discussion on the challenges facing media – and why local journalism matters more than ever.
Jere Hester is the editor in chief of THE CITY, a start-up, nonprofit New York digital news outlet set to debut in early 2019. He most recently served as News Director and Director of the Reporting and Writing program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where he was founding director of the NYCity News Service. Hester was previously City Editor of the New York Daily News, where he started as a reporter, and was a longtime pop culture columnist for NBC News sites. His work has appeared in The New York Times and New York magazine, among other outlets. The lifelong Brooklyn resident, whose began his career as a reporter for the Downtown Express, also is the author of “Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family.”