NYT Magazine editor to talk about her work and meet with student editors

Ilena Silverman

Ilena Silverman, features editor at The New York Times Magazine, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 2, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

During Silverman’s visit, she will give two talks. The first, a Branford college tea called “Editing The New York Times Magazine,” will take place 4-5:30 p.m. in the Branford College House at 74 High St. The second, “National Quality Work in Yale Publications,” will be a commentary session with editors of Yale student publications, taking place 6-7:30 p.m. in the Branford College common room, also at 74 High St.

Silverman joined The New York Times Magazine as an editor in 2000. She started her career at Harper’s Magazine and has been an editor at Vogue and GQ.

At the Times, Silverman has worked with some of the magazine’s best-known writers, including Elizabeth Gilbert, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Emily Bazelon, and Michael Pollan, among others.

Silverman is the editor of the essay collection “I Married My Mother-in-Law.” She lives in South Orange, New Jersey, with her husband and family.

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 outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Julia Ioffe, Walter Robinson, and Graeme Wood. 

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