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Media Guru James Gaines, Veteran Editor and Director of Content for The Atlantic
Director of Content, Atlantic Re:think
December 5, 2016
Jim Gaines, Director of Content at The Atlantic, is December’s Media Guru speaker. He has had a distinguished career as a journalist, editor, and author. As a long time managing editor, he has expert insight into the interaction of content and business issues – and the extreme difficulty that media properties facing. Not so long ago, Gaines told the audience at the Columbia Journalism School’s Delacorte lecture that they were “brave souls being in the world of magazines these days,” and he will explain why that stil lmay be the case – and yet, he still works in the industry.
The Atlantic is part of the privately held Atlantic Media, whose brands also include Atlantic, Government Executive, National Journal, Quartz, and Defense One through digital, print, event, social, and mobile platforms. According to the company, it “engages aninfluential audience of over 30 million worldwide each month.”
Gaines spent most of his career at Time Inc., where he was the Managing Editor of the wildly popular and award winning media properties People, Life and Time magazines;
he ultimately becoming Corporate Editor of Time Inc.
Gaines is the author of several works of history, including For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette and Their Revolutions, Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment, and Wit’s End: Days and Nights of the Algonquin Round Table.
Media Guru breakfasts have no Power Point presentations. The program is a question and answer session where the moderator asks 30 minutes of questions, and the audience the other 30 minutes. And it is off-the-record, so we expect you will hear information at the session and nowhere else!
Quantum Principal Brian O’Leary will moderate this event.