4 Alumni Speak to Students about Careers in New Media Journalism

Four Wesleyan alumni spoke to Wesleyan students about "Finding a Career Path in New Media Journalism" Nov. 18 in Downey House. Panelists included, from left, Zach Schonfeld '13, Gianna Palmer '10, Eric Lach '08 and Jillian Weinberger '07. 

Four Wesleyan alumni spoke to Wesleyan students about “Finding a Career Path in New Media Journalism” Nov. 18 in Downey House. Panelists included, from left, Zach Schonfeld ’13, Gianna Palmer ’10, Eric Lach ’08 and Jillian Weinberger ’07.

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Schonfeld is a reporter for Newsweek. He has also written for The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Noisey, RollingStone.com, TIME.com and elsewhere. Previously he was an editorial fellow at The Atlantic Wire and a reviews editor for PopMatters.com. At Wesleyan, he ran Wesleying and also was editor of The Wesleyan Ampersand. Palmer is a television and radio producer for the BBC’s business reporting team in New York. She was previously a reporter for The New York World, an investigative news site covering New York City and state government. Palmer has contributed to the Miami Herald, the Wall Street Journal online and Reuters.

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Lach is a fact-checker at The New Yorker. He was previously a reporter at Talking Points Memo, where he covered political scandals, extremism, and money-inpolitics, among other topics. His work has appeared in Salon, The Awl, Paste, The Daily, Global Post and other publications. Weinberger is a producer for “The Takeaway,” the national radio show produced by WNYC and Public Radio International, where she produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics and the arts.

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More than 40 Wesleyan students attended the panel discussion. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)