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Culture, Technology, and Wellness Journalist, Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine

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Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine

Co-Host of the podcast, Still Processing

Editor of the Visual Anthology “Black Futures”

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Journalist, author, podcaster, and cultural figure Jenna Wortham is a thought leader at the intersection of tech, culture, and identity, offering engaging and incisive analysis to spellbound audiences across mediums. She co-edited the critically acclaimed visual anthology Black Futures, and is currently a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, whom editor Jack Silverstein called “one of the most savvy and intelligent voices anywhere covering digital business and culture.” Jenna is also the co-host of the highly popular New York Times podcast Still Processing, which won a Webby Award and has appeared on year-end ‘Best of’ lists for The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and Indiewire.

Jenna’s writing has appeared in Vogue, WIRED, The Economic Times, and more, and they have received numerous honors, including the prestigious MacDowell Fellowship. Jenna is uniquely positioned to speak to the challenges and possibilities of globalization of culture via the internet, and how we can continue to build our collective future in ever-changing digital spaces.

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At the NYTimes, she’s evolved the “Old Gray Lady" for the future, appealing especially to young women and people of color who’ve felt uninvited to the conversation previously. With 573k followers, Jenna live-tweets conferences, makes memes, and fawns over Erykah Badu, while remaining an expert on the digital landscape.

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At the NYTimes, she’s evolved the “Old Gray Lady" for the future, appealing especially to young women and people of color who’ve felt uninvited to the conversation previously. With 573k followers, Jenna live-tweets conferences, makes memes, and fawns over Erykah Badu, while remaining an expert on the digital landscape.

- -Shorty Awards

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-Jake Silverstein (Editor of the NYT Magazine), in a memo to staff

-Mallika Rao, The Village Voice

-Diamond Sharp, The Rookie

-Scaachi Koul, The New York Times Book Review

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