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Rebecca Blumenstein, Deputy Managing Editor of The New York Times
Friday, September 15, 2017
1:00-2:30 PM
140 Lorch Hall Map
Rebecca Blumenstein
Deputy Managing Editor
The New York Times

Rebecca Blumenstein has been deputy managing editor of The New York Times since February 2017, where she focuses on making sure The Times remains an essential destination for readers interested in business, finance, economics and technology. Previously, she was deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal.

Before that, she was the Page One Editor, appointed in September 2011, and a deputy managing editor and international editor since December 2009. Ms. Blumenstein has also served as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online and as the China bureau chief, overseeing China coverage for the Journal.

Prior to moving to China in the summer of 2005, Ms. Blumenstein served as chief of the Journal’s New York Technology Group, which covered the historic mergers and changes in technology that recast the telecommunications industry.

Ms. Blumenstein joined the Journal in 1995 as a reporter in the Detroit bureau, where she covered General Motors. She began her journalism career at the Tampa Tribune, and then later moved to Gannett Newspapers and Newsday, where she covered politics and breaking news.

She oversaw the China team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2007.

Ms. Blumenstein holds a bachelor’s degree in social science and economics from the University of Michigan, where she was editor in chief of the Michigan Daily. Her husband, Alan Paul, is a magazine writer and author of “Big in China,” a book about her family’s adjustment to China and “One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.”
Economics at Work is an invited speaker series whose goal is to allow students a chance to discover the wide array of career paths of undergraduate economics majors and the role economics plays in their careers.
Building: Lorch Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
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