Talk to offer first-hand look at ‘Editing at The New Yorker’

Daniel Zalewski, features director for The New Yorker, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 13 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Zalewski will give a talk titled “Editing at The New Yorker” at 4:15 p.m. at master’s tea in Davenport College, 248 York St. He will also take part in a commentary session on the theme “National -Quality Work in Yale Publications,” to be held in the Davenport common room at 6 p.m.

Daniel Zalewski, features director for The New Yorker, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 13 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Daniel Zalewski

Zalewski will give a talk titled “Editing at The New Yorker” at 4:15 p.m. at master’s tea in Davenport College, 248 York St. He will also take part in a commentary session on the theme “National -Quality Work in Yale Publications,” to be held in the Davenport common room at 6 p.m.

Zalewski began his career as an intern at Harper’s. He then became an editor at Lingua Franca  and later a story editor for five years at the New York Times Magazine. For the last 11 years he has worked as the features director at The New Yorker. He edits the work of many high-profile staff writers, including David Grann, Jane Mayer, Alex Ross, Lawrence Wright, Ian Parker, George Packer, and Rebecca Mead. He has also contributed his own writing to the magazine, including profiles of Rem Koolhaas, Werner Herzog, Ian McEwan, Guillermo Del Toro, and Christian Marclay. He has also written for the Times Book Review, Slate, and Salon. 

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Natalie Jackson, Seymour Hersh, and Claudia La Rocco.

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