I'm a New York-based writer, editor and multimedia journalist. I write on gender, culture, teens & trends for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmo & Time, where I'm a contributing columnist. I'm also a contributing editor for Sheryl Sandberg's women's org, Lean In. Past Lives: Executive Editor of TUMBLR, Senior Editor at NEWSWEEK.
I won the NY Press Club’s Nellie Bly Award, which honors the city’s best young journalist, for a series of stories, one of which documented a California family’s struggle to remove their daughter’s death photos from the Internet.
The short-lived storytelling project I launched while executive editor of Tumblr—to produce original longform journalism—was honored by the 2012 Webbys; we were also the recipient of two New York Press Club Awards and a James Beard nomination for video storytelling.
I’m a four-time winner of the Front Page Award, from the Newswomen’s Club of New York, for a number of projects. Among them: The Daily Beast’s Women in the World live-blog and special interactive gender report; a Newsweek multimedia project called The Beauty Advantage; a three-part Newsweek.com series on gay rights and a special report documenting American credit card debt.
Here, two colleagues and I document the 40th anniversary of a landmark gender discrimination suit against NEWSWEEK—and question how much had changed. The story of that lawsuit are now documented in The Good Girls Revolt, a book by Newsweek’s first female senior editor, Lynn Povich.
This did not win any awards, but was almost as good: I hosted a NEWSWEEK roundtable with the judges of Project Runway, in which Tim Gunn told me my outfit was “adorable.” I blushed, then promptly returned the dress to Urban Outfitters for store credit.