The New Yorker Festival Has Been a Thing for as Long as David Remnick Has Been Editor

The brand reflects on how the event has evolved

Subway station entrance with an advertisement for the 20th New Yorker festival
The New Yorker Festival is in its 20th year. Photos by Isabella Zaias, provided by The New Yorker

David Remnick estimates he was in his job as editor in chief of The New Yorker for “five and a half minutes” (or so) when he was pitched the idea to start a festival around the brand.

@SaraJerde sara.jerde@adweek.com Sara Jerde is publishing editor at Adweek, where she covers traditional and digital publishers’ business models. She also oversees political coverage ahead of the 2020 election.
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