Jill Abramson, Piper Kerman and Joanna Coles Join the 2014 Mashable Media Summit

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The Mashable Media Summit brings together the new leaders of media to discuss the future of storytelling in all formats.

Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation, today announced speakers for its 2014 Media Summit on December 5th. The annual Mashable Media Summit will analyze the latest trends in digital media and storytelling across all formats, including emerging platforms, and how these trends can be utilized for media companies, brands and agency marketers, alike.

The Mashable Media Summit will convene some of today’s most important voices in storytelling, including Jill Abramson, Lecturer at Harvard University, Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison,” in conversation with Larry Smith, Founder of SMITH Magazine, Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Kyle Lierman, Associate Director and Liaison to Young Americans, White House Office of Public Engagement. Mashable’s own Founder and CEO, Pete Cashmore will give his annual take on media trends, previewing what will be the biggest influencers of change in 2015.

“We’re currently in a golden age of convergence within the media space, where traditional and digital media companies are now competing, not only with each other, but with brands, celebrities and individual social accounts for audience,” said Stacy Martinet, Chief Marketing Officer at Mashable. “That’s why there is no better time than now to examine all platforms and formats of storytelling, and how they will impact marketers and brands in the year to come.”

Additionally, leaders from the fields of data science, climate change, entertainment, journalism, social media and technology will all be joining in this year’s Summit. Thus far additional speakers include:

  • Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator and Director of R&D, MoMA of Architecture & Design;
  • Micha Benoliel Co-Founder and CEO, Open Garden;
  • Adam Block, President of Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment;
  • Emily Feldman, Freelance Journalist, Mashable;
  • Andrew Freedman, Senior Climate Reporter, Mashable;
  • Eileen Gittins, Founder and CEO, Blurb;
  • Jason Harris, President and CEO, Mekanism;
  • Tim Hwang, Director of Special Initiatives, Imgur;
  • Stacy Martinet, Chief Marketing Officer, Mashable;
  • Brian Ries, Real Time News Editor, Mashable;
  • Louise Roug, Editor of Global News, Mashable;
  • Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge;
  • Emily Spivack, Artist, Writer, and Editor of Worn Stories; and
  • Chris Wiggins, Chief Data Scientist, The New York Times.

Tickets
Special registration for the Mashable Media Summit ends November 27. Tickets may be found here.

Sponsorship
Mashable is still accepting sponsors for the 2014 Media Summit. Additional information may be found here.

About Mashable:
Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 40 million unique visitors worldwide and 20 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

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