Behind the Scenes @ The New York Times

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6:30pm
Price: General Admission $20 | Members $15
A line of 3 headshots, from left to right: Sarah Maslin Nir, Nikita Stewart, Maggie Haberman.
From left to right: Courtesy Sarah Maslin Nir, Nikita Stewart, Maggie Haberman.

New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir leads a conversation with her colleagues Maggie Haberman and Nikita Stewart about what it takes to produce "The Daily Miracle" in the digital era. They will discuss how social media and the pressures of a digital-driven 24 hour news cycle influence the reporting, editing, and, not least, the physical production of the daily paper. What are the challenges for long-form investigative journalism in our high-speed digital age?

This program accompanies our new exhibition, Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers), which will be open for viewing before and after the program.

About the Speakers:
Maggie Haberman is a White House correspondent who joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia. Before joining The Times as a campaign correspondent, Ms. Haberman worked as a political reporter at Politico, from 2010 to 2015. She previously worked at other publications, including The New York Post and The New York Daily News. She was a finalist for the Mirror Awards, with Glenn Thrush, for the 2014 profile "What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?"

Nikita Stewart is the editor of the Real Estate Section at The New York Times. She previously worked as an assistant editor and reporter on the Metro desk. In 2020, the Newswomen’s Club of New York honored her with the Ida B. Wells Award for Exceptional Coverage of Communities of Color. As a contributor to The 1619 Project, she wrote an essay about how slavery is taught and shared the story of her paternal great-grandfather who was enslaved as a boy. She is the author of Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World and is a journalist at The Times.

Sarah Maslin Nir (moderator) is a staff reporter for The New York Times. Nir was a Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for “Unvarnished,” her more than yearlong investigation into New York City’s nail salon industry that documented the exploitative labor practices and health issues manicurists face. Before becoming a staff reporter, Nir freelanced for eleven sections of the paper, traveling to the Alaskan wilderness in search of people who prefer to live in isolation, and to post-earthquake Haiti. She began as the New York Times’s nightlife columnist, covering 252 parties in 18 months, and continued on to a career that has taken her from covering kidnappings by terrorists in Benin, West Africa, to wildfires in California, and everything in between. A born and raised Manhattanite, she is the author of Horse Crazy (Simon & Schuster, 2021).

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General Admission $20 | Members $15

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Register" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.


Analog City is made possible in part by Elizabeth R. Miller and James G. Dinan, the Achelis and Bodman Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.

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