The New York City Media Seminar Series is an initiative sponsored by the Media and Technology Program and AMC Networks, and organized by Lisa George (Hunter College) and Miklos Sarvary (Columbia Business School).
The goal of the seminar series is to link economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion. The seminar is open to all researchers with access to New York City and draws speakers from across the US and abroad.
The 2017-2018 schedule is:
October 4, 2017: Leopoldo Fergusson (Universidad de los Andes), "Social Media and Collective Action Around the World: Evidence from Facebook"
November 1, 2017: Michael Sinkinson (Yale School of Management), "Media Competition and News Diets"
December 6, 2017: Alexandre de Corniere (Toulouse School of Economics), "Social Media and the News Industry"
February 7, 2018: Marcus Mobius (Microsoft Research), "The Impact of Aggregators on Internet News Consumption"
March 7, 2018: *CANCELED* James Snyder (Harvard University), "Is Soft News a Turn-Off? Evidence from Italian TV News Viewership"
April 4, 2018: *CANCELED* Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago)
May 2, 2018: Adam Szeidl (Central European University), "Media Capture through Favor Exchange"
Seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year at the AMC Networks office, located at 11 Penn Plaza, 17th Floor. The sessions begin at 10am with coffee, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion. Participants are welcome to join the speaker and organizers for lunch.