Presented in partnership with the Berkeley Center for New Media – The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium and in collaboration with the Berkeley Arts and Design initiative as part of A+D Mondays @ BAMPFA
Quartz seeks to reimagine how journalism looks in the digital age. In co-founding the platform, Delaney “hacked the very notion of what an online magazine can do” (Digiday) with a native mobile interface, concise stories, and a focus on design. Delaney spearheaded the use of infinite scrolling in news sites, fundamentally changing the experience of news consumption. In building a new format for journalism, Delaney and his colleagues at Quartz have refused to simply port content onto yet another interface, but have asked vital questions over the future structure of news and the shape of a product able to respond to these demands.
Kevin J. Delaney is editor in chief and co-CEO of Quartz, the global business news site at qz.com. Kevin cofounded Quartz in 2012 and leads its pioneering approach to journalism, which has won multiple awards and attracted a readership around the world. Prior to Quartz, Kevin was a Wall Street Journal reporter for a decade, with postings in Paris and San Francisco. He was managing editor of WSJ.com, where he led efforts that greatly expanded the Journal’s readership, and championed prize-winning journalism projects. Earlier, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal. He has a history degree from Yale University, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was the Hearst digital media professional-in-residence at Columbia University. His Twitter handle is @delaney and you can find more information at qz.com.
A+D Mondays @BAMPFA: All talks are free and open to the public and are located in the BAMPFA theater. Doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6:30pm. Most talks reach the theater capacity. Audience members are encouraged to arrive at 6pm when doors open for seating.