At this week’s “Conversations” series event hosted by the New York Daily News Innovation Lab, time.com managing editor Edward Felsenthal reminded the audience about a second layer of precociousness framing the magazine’s current cover story. The bylined reporter, Jack Dickey (pictured), is nearly a full year younger than the highlighted celebrity, Taylor Swift. From a report by The Huffington Post’s Lily Karlin:
“Jack, who we hired right out of [New York’s] Columbia [College], is younger than Taylor Swift,” Felsenthal explained. “First week he walked in with the idea, and said he refused to write it until he had access to her. With the perseverance of someone of more experience than he actually has, he got to her and broke news in his cover story and wrote a beautiful 2,000-word piece.”
Dickey has indeed achieved acclaim at an early age. He co-authored the Deadspin story breaking the Manti Te’o dead-girlfriend hoax while still a senior at Columbia.
Joining Felsenthal on the NYDN November 19 panel moderated by NYC Media’s Justin Hendrix were Tyson Evans (New York Times), Jim Kennedy (AP), Almar Latour (Wall Street Journal) and Grant Whitmore (Daily News). Hendrix kicked off the session with a very clever intro.
[Photo via: jackdickey.com]
Previously on FishbowlNY:
A Very Cute Taylor Swift Typo