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Jenny 8 Lee

Hacks Hackers
I’m co-founder and CEO of a lit­er­ary studio called Plymp­ton, which innovates in digital publishing and has partnered with the New York Public Library, the White House, the New York Times, Audible, Twitter and the MIT Media Lab. I produce film projects, including "The Search for Gen­eral Tso," which premiered at the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival. I was an associate producer on Chasing Coral, which won the 2017 Sundance Audience Award. I created Emojicon, a celebration of all things emoji that drew together a thousand people over a weekend in San Francisco in November 2016. Sponsors included GE, Panda Express, Timberland, Taco Bell, ESPN, Adobe Typekit, and Baidu. I'm a member of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. In the past: I was one of the youngest full-reporters ever hired by The New York Times, where I worked for nine years. I wrote a book called The For­tune Cookie Chron­i­cles, on how Chi­nese food is all-American and hit #26 on the New York Times bestseller list. I was a lead judge in the Knight News Chal­lenge. Projects that I (or others) dreamt up that I've helped make real include News Foo, Hackers/Hackers, Misinfocon, Recovering the Classics, Spark Camp, and NewsDiffs. In journalism, I serve on the board of the Cen­ter for Pub­lic Integrity and InsideClimate News, on the advisory boards of the Nie­man Foun­da­tion and the Polk Awards, and also on the Robert F. Kennedy Courage in Jour­nal­ism awards. I also am on the board of Hacks/Hackers.

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Wednesday, September 13


Friday, September 15