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Phillip Picardi, chief content officer, Teen Vogue and Condé Nast’s them, and Meredith Talusan, executive editor, Condé Nast’s them

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium
140 Newhouse 3

Phillip Picardi, chief content officer, Teen Vogue and them

Phillip Picardi is the chief content officer of Teen Vogue, where he was previously an intern and an assistant. When Picardi re-joined the brand in 2015, he launched the website’s politics and wellness coverage, shifting the brand’s focus from fashion and celebrity to themes of gender equality and social justice. In turn, TeenVogue.com traffic skyrocketed from 2 to 12 million monthly unique visitors in just two years, nabbing two Webby Awards, a GLAAD Award, and Adweek nods along the way. Most recently, Picardi was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2017 and Out Magazine’s OUT100. He was also named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People, and one of the 50 Most Influential LGBTQ People in Media by The Advocate. His is also the chief content officer and founding editor of the newly-launched them, Condé Nast’s first-ever platform devoted to the queer community.

Meredith Talusan – Executive Editor, them

Meredith Talusan is the executive editor of them, Condé Nast’s first-ever platform devoted to the queer community. An award-winning journalist and author, Meredith has written features, essays, and opinion pieces for many publications, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic, VICE Magazine, WIRED, The Nation, Mic, BuzzFeed News, and The American Prospect. She is the recipient of the 2017 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism, and has contributed to several books, including Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America. Meredith graduated from Cornell University with an MA in Comparative Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing; from California College of the Arts with an MA in Visual Art; and earned a BA in English and American Literature from Harvard University. Her memoir, Fairest, is forthcoming from Viking Press, a division of Penguin Random House.

A Q&A will follow the talk.

For more information, contact:
Jim Shahin
jbshahin@syr.edu
315-443-2381

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