MBA MEC

MBA Media & Entertainment Conference: The premiere event for MBA students exploring careers in media, entertainment, and technology.

Social Media & Journalism

This panel will discuss how news organizations and journalists are leveraging Facebook and other social media platforms in new and innovative ways. It will investigate how news organizations and journalists mine user-generated content for new stories, and how they can confirm the veracity of those stories.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Senior Editor, The Huffington Post

Alexander Kaufman is a business & environment reporter at The Huffington Post. Previously, he covered retail and world affairs at the International Business Times. Before that, he reported on the media industry in Los Angeles for The Wrap and, later, in New York at FishbowlNY. He got his start writing about crime, fires and the occasional citywide spelling bee for The Boston Globe.

Leandro Oliva

Engagement Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Leandro Olivia is an engagement editor at The Wall Street Journal. He previously worked at First Look Media, VICE Media, Business Insider and PR Newswire. He is a standup comedy fan and got his Master of Arts degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.

Cate Matthews

Managing Editor, A Plus

Cate Matthews leads a 15-person team in her role as A Plus’ managing editor, overseeing editorial, social, and video initiatives across the site. Previously, she worked at The Huffington Post, where she drove as many as 30 million page views a month and launched efforts to grow the site's YouTube presence. Her interest in digital journalism and online storytelling was first sparked by a period spent as an independent online video creator.

Moderator

Zubin Nagpal

McKinsey & Company