Meryl Gordon is the Director of Magazine Writing at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She writes for Vanity Fair, the New York Times Book Review and Town & Country. She is the author of two best-selling biographies, "The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark," and "Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach."
Brooke Kroeger directs Global and Joint Program Studies and is the faculty liaison for Bedford + Bowery, the collaborative community news and culture site of NYU Journalism and New York Magazine. She was department chair from 2005-2011 and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s inaugural director.
She is the author of Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception (2012) and its companion database; Passing: When People Can't Be Who They Are (Fall 2003), Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst (1999), and Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist (1994).
She is a Senior Fellow of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. As a journalist, she worked for Newsday, serving as UN Correspondent and as a deputy metropolitan editor for New York Newsday. This followed an eight-year stint overseas in the Scripps Howard days of United Press International with postings in Chicago, Brussels, London and Tel Aviv. She was Tel Aviv bureau chief for three years before returning to London to serve as the agency's chief editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She started with the wire service in its Chicago bureau, and over the course of four years, wrote about everything from local and state politics to sports. Her freelanced work has appeared in various magazines as well as in the New York Times, Newsday, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. She was the principal consultant for the PBS documentary on Nellie Bly for “The American Experience: Around the World in 72 Days." Reviews of her books and a selection of her work can be viewed on her website.
Robert S. Boynton is the director of NYU's Literary Reportage concentration. He was graduated with honors in philosophy and religion from Haverford College, and received an MA in political science from Yale University. His book, The New New Journalism was published by Vintage Books in 2005, and he has written about culture and ideas for The New Yorker (where he has been a contributing editor) and Harper's (where he has been a senior editor). His byline has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Lingua Franca, Bookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, The New Republic, The Nation, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone and many other publications. The Invitation Only Zone, his forthcoming book about North Korea's Japanese abduction project, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. For a selection of his work, go to robertboynton.com. Information about The New New Journalism can be found at newnewjournalism.com.
Ted Conover is the author of five books, most recently The Routes of Man, about roads, and Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York's Sing Sing Prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other books are Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Illegal Migrants, ( and Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, Conover spent two years at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate from Amherst and in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship. In recent years he has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Oregon. He contributes to publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others.
Suketu Mehta is a journalist and fiction writer. His nonfiction book "Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found" won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. He has won the Whiting Writers Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. Mehta's work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harpers Magazine, Time, and Condé Nast Traveler. Mehta is currentlly working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim fellowship.
Rob Brunner was an editor and writer at Entertainment Weekly and EW.com for 16 years, most recently as Editor-at-Large. He has served as EW’s music editor, lead book critic and TV- and movie-review-section editor, and he was the launch editor of EW.com’s Music Mix blog. He has also written for New York, Spin, The Awl, Men’s Journal and The Village Voice, among other publications. Brunner has a BA from Bard College and an MA in journalism from NYU, where he was a member of the first-ever Cultural Reporting and Criticism graduating class. You can see some of his work at http://clippings.me/robbrunner.
Alexis Gelber is an award-winning editor and journalist with experience in digital and print media. A longtime top editor at Newsweek, and founding Books Editor of The Daily Beast, Gelber has been an Adjunct Professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute since 2010. She also hosts a lecture series on innovations in international journalism for NYU’s Center for Global Affairs.
Jeff Giles is the Deputy Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly, where he oversees movies and books coverage. Prior to EW, he spent more than a decade as an arts writer and editor at Newsweek, where he profiled Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson, and Al Pacino, among many others; invented the magazine’s oft-imitated Oscar Roundtable; and served as a Rohan Army extra in Lord of the Rings while chronicling the trilogy from start to finish (Peter Jackson shot a close-up of him, then cut it, saying he “looked silly.”) Giles has also written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review, and many other magazine and web sites. He has won a feature-writing award from New York’s Deadline Club, and moderated a panel with Peter Jackon and James Cameron in front of an audience of 6,000 at Comic-Con. Giles is a graduate of Brown University. He began his career as a typist at the New Yorker.
Devin Gordon joined GQ in May of 2010. He covers entertainment, sports and politics for the magazine and edits several of its featured correspondents as well as its monthly pop-culture section, The Punch List. In 2013, he earned a National Magazine Award nomination for editing the Punch List, and an article he edited by GQ correspondent Chris Heath, about a private zoo massacre in Zanesville, Ohio, won the National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting. Prior to joining GQ, Gordon was a senior writer and deputy editor at Newsweek, where he earned a National Magazine Award nomination in 2009 for editing the publication’s front-of-the-book section, Periscope, and wrote cover stories on Tiger Woods, Bode Miller, Tom Hanks, and the Matrix trilogy.
Gordon lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two children.
Nick Marino co-edits the front of book for GQ. He previously ran front-of-book sections for Men's Health and Paste, and has written for Entertainment Weekly, Outside, The Boston Globe, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He taught critical writing at the University of Mississippi in 2005 and magazine writing at the University of Georgia in 2010.
Caroline Miller is a veteran magazine, newspaper and web editor. She was editor-in-chief of New York magazine, Seventeen and Lears, was cofounder and editor-in-chief of Newser.com, and is now editorial director of childmind.org.
Michael Norman, is the co-author of TEARS IN THE DARKNESS: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath (2009), a work of narrative non-fiction that was on the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks and was picked by Times critic Dwight Garner, as well as other reviewers, as one of the top ten books of year, and by the editors of The New York Times Magazine as one of the best 100 nonfiction books ever published. He has also written THESE GOOD MEN: Friendships Forged in War, a memoir published to critical acclaim in 1990. He is a former reporter and columnist for The New York Times national, foreign and metropolitan desks and was the inaugural writer for the following New York Times columns: "A Sense of Place", a monthly column that explored the dislocations of modern life in one suburban town; "Lessons", a national column on education; and "Our Towns", a twice-weekly column on life outside New York City.
Norman's work also includes major articles for various other national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine and GQ Magazine. His work has been syndicated both here and abroad. He is currently under contract to MacMillan Publishers to write a major work on Bellevue Hospital in New York City, America’s oldest continuously operating hospital and perhaps the best-known medical center in the world. He is again working with a co-author, his wife, Professor Elizabeth M. Norman (Steinhardt/Humanities). The book will be a narrative look at the institution -- inside Bellevue. The authors have been named Visiting Professors of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University Medical School, Bellevue Hospital Center. They have been working on the book for six years and plan to have it on the shelves in 2016/2017.
Mary W. Quigley is a journalist who writes about millennials as well as women and work issues. She writes two blogs, AARP’s Parenting 2.0 and www.mothering21.com, both which tackle parenting emerging adults and beyond. She contributed a chapter on millennials for Understanding Y (Wiley 2014). Her other books include Going Back to Work: A Survival Guide (St. Martin's Press, 2004). She is also the co-author of And What Do You Do? When Women Chose to Stay Home. (Wildcat Canyon press, 2000). She has freelanced for numerous magazines and newspapers, ranging from More magazine to Newsday. She teaches research, reporting and writing courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
David Samuels, contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and regular contributor to The New Yorker, was named one of 50 "Writers to Watch" by Editor and Publisher in 2000 and named one of the "Top 10 feature writers 35 and under in America" by the Columbia Journalism Review in 2002. BA American History, Harvard; MA American History, Princeton. His books Only Love Can Break Your Heart and The Runner will be coming out in March, 2008 from The New Press.
Michael Solomon is the editor of ForbesLife. Previously, he was executive editor at Byliner, the features director of The Daily Beast, and the editor-in-chief of Premiere magazine. He began his career at Esquire, immediately following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, and was the magazine’s longtime features editor. He has also written for numerous publications, including Vanity Fair, Elle, and the Guardian, and is the author of several books, most recently I Hope Like Heck: The Selected Poems of Sarah Palin.