The Delacorte Lectures: Robbie Myers, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE – 76559

The Delacorte Lectures: Robbie Myers, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE

Robbie Myers, Editor in Chief of ELLE, speaks as part of the 2015 Delacorte Lecture Series.

Robbie Myers, Editor in Chief of ELLE, speaks as part of the 2015 Delacorte Lecture Series. #CJSDelacorte

Event begins promptly at 6:00PM. Refreshments will be served.

The Delacorte Lectures, presented in the spring semester, examine aspects of magazine journalism by a leader in the field of magazine publishing. The series is headed by Victor Navasky, the George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and director of the Delacorte Center.

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ROBBIE MYERS is the editor-in-chief of ELLE, the #1 fashion magazine brand in the world, which reaches more than 26 million readers, users, followers, and fans across all mediums, including print, digital, mobile, and social. Since Myers became editor-in-chief, ELLE has experienced unprecedented successincluding a 53% increase in readershipwhile maintaining its reputation for covering fashion, luxury, beauty, culture, and social and political issues from a unique perspective, which is informed by Myers commitment to personal style innovation, journalistic integrity, and bold visual storytelling. Under her editorial leadership, ELLE created the largest issue ever published in Hearsts 127-year-history, in September 2014. It also became the first fashion magazine to: capture an immersive 360-degree virtual reality fashion shoot experience; feature content on the Google Glass app; debut an interactive tablet edition; introduce a social shopping platform; and partner with a reality TV show.

In 2014, Myers coordinated a global fashion play across ELLEs International Network, leading more than 25 editions around the world to publish the Angelina Jolie cover and corresponding 16-page fashion portfolio, which ELLE U.S. commissioned, produced, and premiered. Over the past several years Myers has also expanded ELLEs Women In editorial and event pillar beyond Hollywood to include Women in TV, Music, Politics, Tech, and Art in celebration of the powerful contributions women in a variety of fields are making to our culture. She is committed to inspiring readers fashion sensibility and feeding their intellectual curiosity, and she is known for championing serious journalism in womens magazines famously taking The New Republic to task for asking, Can Womens Magazines Do Serious Journalism?

Myers is a former vice president of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has been recognized for her accomplishments throughout the media and fashion industries. Forbes included Myers on its list of Most Powerful U.S. Fashion Magazine Editors; The Business of Fashion featured her as one of the most influential people shaping the global fashion industry on its BoF500 list; and Gotham dubbed her a Media Power Player. She has received three ASME nominations over her career, been honored by the National Breast Cancer Coalition with their Leadership Award, received the Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism from the Accessories Council, and been recognized by the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising for her contributions to the business of fashion. ELLE has been on Ad Ages A-List more times in the past decade than any other fashion magazine. It has also been named to Adweeks Hot List and Brand Leaders List, honored by the Accessories Council with an ACE Award for Magazine of the Year, and garnered a record-breaking 21 FiFi awards for editorial excellence from the Fragrance Foundation.

Myers joined ELLE as editor-in-chief in May 2000 from Mirabella, where she had been editor-in-chief since April 1998. Mirabella received a National Magazine Award nomination for Essays and Criticism soon after Myers appointment. Prior to that, she held senior editorial positions at ELLE, InStyle, and Seventeen, and served as editor-in-chief of Tell, the first joint venture between a television network (NBC) and a magazine company. She started her career at Rolling Stone and worked under Andy Warhol at Interview.

Myers lives in New York City with her husband, Frank Michielli, a partner at architectural firm Michielli + Wyetzner, and their two children.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauren Schaefer by sending email to ls2999@columbia.edu .

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