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New Frontiers in Publishing


Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 to  8:00 pm

NYU Steinhardt, Media, Culture and Communication, 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor (between West 4th Street and Washington Place)

Publishers are using new technologies and platforms to create, promote, and distribute dynamic content. Hear from the pros at Twitter and Google on how storytelling is changing in the modern world.  RSVP

ANdrew Fitzgerald, director, curation, Twitter

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Andrew Fitzgerald leads Twitter's global Curation team, responsible for editorial decision-making in Twitter Moments across five languages. He has also worked with news organizations, journalists, and authors or Twitter's Media Partnerships team. Prior to Twitter he worked as a journalist focused on citizen journalism and social media story-telling at Al Jazeera English, Current TV, and elsewhere.

Valerie Streit, Publisher Community & Outreach Lead, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Google News 

Valerie Streit leads publisher outreach for the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project. She joined Google five years ago to develop platform strategies and audience development insights at YouTube to drive creator growth and cultivate a sustainable creator ecosystem. She previously managed global social media and audience participation initiatives for CNN. Valerie has deep roots in multimedia, as she began her career as a local news producer in San Diego and San Francisco before joining CNN Digital to pilot new editorial products and launch original content for, iReport, Video, and Live. Valerie graduated in 2006 with a master's degree in Media Ecology from NYU's Department of Media, Culture and Communication. She earned her bachelor's degrees in Communication and Theatre at the University of California, San Diego.

Moderator: Brendan Cahill, VP, Corporate Projects, Penguin Random House


Brendan Cahill is VP of Corporate Projects at Penguin Random House. In this role Brendan has supported a range of strategy and innovation initiatives, from corporate branding to global technology efforts. In 2016 he founded PRH Labs, a product team focused on new innovations and partnerships in the consumer space for physical books. He was previously CEO of the mobile outdoor lifestyle social network NatureShare (now Yonder), and before that was the first non-founder hire at the venture-backed disruptive digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media. 

Before joining the startup world, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group with clients in the Retail, Consumer Goods, and Nonprofit sectors, and began his career as a book editor. He has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.