American Society of Magazine Editors

Speakers

Speakers

  • Michael Benoist

    Story Editor

    The New York Times Magazine

    Michael Benoist is a story editor at the New York Times Magazine. Prior to working at the Times he was the executive editor at Matter, a senior editor at GQ, and features editor at National Geographic Adventure, where he started his magazine career as an intern. Over the past five years, he has edited seven stories that were nominated for National Magazine Awards.

  • Jennifer Bogo

    VP, Content

    Audubon

    As the head of Audubon’s content team, Jennifer Bogo oversees the crack editorial team producing bird-savvy conservation and science stories for Audubon.org and Audubon magazine. She recently came full circle to Audubon, and to avians, after stints extolling the virtues of robots and space probes at Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. Stories she edited have won a National Magazine Award and been included in the Best American Science Writing and Best American Science and Nature Writing anthologies. She has made frequent media appearances as a science expert, and she has traveled to research stations from the Arctic and Antarctic to report feature stories herself.

  • James B. Meigs

    Author and Veteran Editor

    James Meigs is a writer and editor, currently working on a book about man-made disasters. For 10 years Meigs was editor in chief of Popular Mechanics, where he helped reposition that century-old brand to become a major voice on technological issues of the day. He also served as editorial director for Car and Driver and Road & Track magazines. In previous lives he served as executive editor at National Geographic Adventure, as editor in chief at the late, great movie magazine, Premiere, and as part of the team that launched Entertainment Weekly. He has worked with writers ranging from David Foster Wallace to Buzz Aldrin. Along the way he has landed on an aircraft carrier (just as a passenger, sadly), been threatened with physical violence by various Hollywood agents, lost his wallet in Elon Musk’s Dragon space capsule, broken speed limits in 23 states, and learned to operate a wide variety of power tools.