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Ideas Festival 2016: Ilena Silverman and Rebecca Blumenstein In Conversation with Brooke Lefferts

Main Library – Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 pm. Three prominent editors discuss journalism today.

Ilena Silverman is the Features Editor at the New York Times Magazine. She assigns and edits long stories ranging from profiles of presidential candidates to narratives about kidnappings; she also edits the Diagnosis column. She started her career at Harper’s Magazine and has been an editor at Vogue and GQ. 

Rebecca Blumenstein is Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal, a role she assumed in January 2013, and is one of the highest-ranking women to lead the newspaper. She received a a New York Newswomen’s Award, was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb Award, and she oversaw the China team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

Moderator Brooke Lefferts was recently named the U.S. entertainment video editor for The Associated Press. She is a former senior producer for Fox News and an editor and writer for outlets including and