Christopher KeyesPresidentVice President and Editor, Outside
Christopher Keyes has been the editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine since 2006, when he became the fourth editor in the publication's 35-year history. Keyes oversees content for the Outside brand, which includes the monthly publication (circulation 675,000), two annual editions of the Outside Buyer's Guide, the monthly Outside+ tablet edition, and the magazine's website, outsideonline.com. He is also involved with content on Outside's new cable television partnership Outside Television, which launched on Comcast in 2012 and now reaches six million homes.
During his tenure, Outside has remained dedicated to long-form, literary journalism, earning four National Magazine Award nominations, 17 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, including both Gold and SIlver in the 2010 Adventure Travel Article category, and more than a dozen selections in the Best American Magazine Writing book series.
In 2011, he became an ambassador for 1% for the Planet, a global movement of 1,500 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Outside is also a media partner for 1% for the Planet.
Keyes graduated from Duke University with a BA in environmental science and policy. He began his journalism career as an intern at Outside. Prior to becoming the magazine's editor, Keyes was the editorial director at Texas Monthly and an articles editor at Skiing magazine. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Santa Fe, NM.
Strategist, Eldridge Industries
Janice Min is a media strategist at Eldridge Industries LLC, the holding company for The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Dick Clark Productions and A24. She previously served as co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group and remains a part-owner of THR.
An Emmy winner, Min led THR as it garnered two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016, and two nominations for Magazine of the Year; THR also was awarded 34 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism honors, including Best Entertainment Publication and Best Entertainment Website; a Webby for Best Online Film and Video in the entertainment category; and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its studio chief roundtable. In addition to Min, acting as executive producer, and members of her team taking home a 2014 Emmy for “Hollywood in Focus: Wolf of Wall Street”, Min and her staff were nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy in the outstanding special-class series category for their “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter” series on SundanceTV.
Min rose to prominence as editor in chief of Us Weekly, which she remade into a consumer and advertising juggernaut. She took the helm of THR in 2010 to lead one of the most celebrated media turnarounds in recent history. In 2014, she then also assumed command of Billboard with similar results. Today, the THR-Billboard Media Group reaches more than 31 million online readers worldwide each month, according to comScore, with a social footprint of 20 million-plus.
At THR’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, Min honored such pioneers as Tina Fey, Barbra Streisand, Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey and Diane Keaton. The star-studded breakfast coincides with the release of THR’s annual Women in Entertainment: Power 100 list, which Min made headlines by un-ranking it beginning in 2015. As part of the same initiative, Min also spearheaded the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, run in conjunction with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. The non-profit partnership annually pairs 15 to 20 high school juniors with top-level women in the entertainment business. THR raised $3 million in scholarship money with the ongoing support of Lifetime and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Graduates have gone on to Harvard, UCLA, UC Berkeley and Northwestern.
A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Min has been named Adweek’s Editor of the Year, a member of the exclusive 40 Under 40 class by Crain’s New York Business and one of the LA Power 25 by The Observer. She has been profiled in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, ABC’s Nightline, L.A. Weekly and Elle. Min also has received Columbia Journalism School’s Alumni Award; the 2016 New York Women in Communication Matrix Award; the Missouri School of Journalism’s Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism; and the NEJ Luminary Award for Career Achievement. Additionally, Min in March was honored with the 2017 Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award. She currently serves on The Paley Center for Media’s Los Angeles Board of Governors.
Global Editor in Chief and Founding Partner, Refinery29
Christene Barberich is the global editor in chief and founding partner of Refinery29, as well as the New York TImes best-selling author of the fashion how-to book, Style Stalking. Prior to launching Refinery29 in 2005, she held roles at Gourmet magazine, The Daily and The New Yorker. She was also founding editor of the ASME-nominated fashion and design magazine, CITY. In addition to her editorial and digital media work, Christene is a frequent speaker on digital media and style, and has written for the New York Times, New York magazine, ELLE Decor, Dwell and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.
Chief Innovation Officer, Active Interest Media
As the head of digital and multimedia across AIM’s 50 brands and 85+ websites, Jon has led successful launches of the company’s TV production agency, lead-generation platform, expanded programmatic operations, and more. Previously, he served as AIM’s editorial director, head of product development, and general manager of its Outdoor Group. As the longtime editor-in-chief of Backpacker, he led the brand to five National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence for both print and digital. Jon lives and plays in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, two daughters, and Bronx, a 100-pound Bernese mountain dog.
Editor, TIME Digital; Group Digital Director, News and Lifestyle, Time Inc.
Edward Felsenthal is the group digital director of News and Lifestyle at Time Inc., and the editor of Time Digital. In this role, he leads digital content and growth across a dozen brands, including Time, Money, Health, Real Simple, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine.
Edward joined Time in April 2013, and led a major expansion of Time’s digital footprint, including the establishment of a 24/7 newsroom and video operation. During that time, Time’s audience has tripled, with monthly video streams of 100 million across platforms and social media followers exceeding 50 million.
Edward began his career at the Wall Street Journal, overseeing its lifestyle sections, and serving as the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he guided the paper to two Pulitzer Prizes and later on at the Journal’s Washington bureau, he covered the U.S. Supreme Court and the politics of scandal.
In 2008, he co-founded the Daily Beast as its executive editor, a role in which he built and managed a digital newsroom that grew from a startup to a nationally known brand with millions of monthly unique users. A native of Memphis, Edward graduated from Princeton University. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Tennessee.
He is on Twitter @efelsenthal.
Editor in Chief, Mother Jones
Clara Jeffery is the editor in chief of Mother Jones, which was just named “Magazine of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every “Best American” anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.
Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine
Lucy Kaylin became the editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine in May 2013, during which O won two ASME National Magazine Awards, as well as the ASME cover contest in Women's Service in 2014. She had been deputy editor since September of 2009, helping steer the magazine through a major redesign and capturing many awards and accolades, including the ASME National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2012, for which the magazine was nominated again in 2013, the Clarion Award for Best Overall External Magazine, as well as MIN and GLAAD awards for articles Kaylin conceived and edited.
Before O, Kaylin was the executive editor of Marie Claire under Joanna Coles, where she helped reconceive the magazine, as well as develop (and appear in) the Marie Claire reality show, Running in Heels. Kaylin started her magazine career at Vogue before joining the staff of GQ, where she spent nearly two decades, rising through the ranks to features editor and contributing more than 100 articles to the magazine.
Kaylin is the author of two books, For the Love of God: The Faith and Future of the American Nun (William Morrow, 2000) and The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies (Bloomsbury USA, 2007), and a contributor to the 2009 anthology, The Secret Currency of Love. She lives in New York City with her husband and son, and has a daughter in college on the West Coast.
Amy Keller Laird
Editor in Chief, Women's Health
Amy Keller Laird is the editor in chief of Women's Health magazine. She is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction across all brand platforms, including the magazine's print, digital, tablet and mobile presence as well as books, DVDs, and 28 international editions. She has been instrumental in establishing Women's Health's unique voice and action-based platform, which garnered ASME attention for the title three times during her tenure as executive editor. In 2016, Amy was named a Folio Eddie Award finalist for “Editor of the Year,” and she has appeared on TODAY, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and HSN among others. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and resides in Pelham, New York, with her husband and two sons.
Editorial Director, Bonnier Lifestyle Media
Anthony Licata is the editorial director for the Bonnier Lifestyle Group in New York. He oversees the editorial staff and direction for Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, SAVEUR and Popular Science magazines, and the outdoor trade publication SHOT Business.
Licata has been with Bonnier for nearly two decades, earning Field & Stream nearly a dozen National Magazine Award nominations and two wins in the prestigious General Excellence Category in 2009 and 2014.
Editor in Chief, GQ
Jim Nelson has been editor in chief of GQ since March 2003. Nelson joined the magazine as a senior editor in 1997, editing the work of such writers as Andrew Corsello, Elizabeth Gilbert, Charles Bowden and Michael Paterniti. Working under then editor in chief Art Cooper, he became executive editor in 2002 and was named editor in chief when Cooper retired. Under his direction, the magazine has been nominated for sixty-two National Magazine Awards and has won for feature writing, reporting, design, photography, and general excellence, the highest honor in the industry.
Also during Nelson’s time at GQ, the magazine has been nominated for forty-two James Beard Awards and has won for restaurant reviews and critiques, distinguished food writing, writing on wine spirits or beer and humor. In addition, GQ’s Taffy Brodesser-Akner won a Mirror Award in 2016 for her profile of anchorman Don Lemon. In 2016 the Daily Front Row’s fourth annual Fashion and Media Awards honored Jim Nelson with the Magazine of the Year award for GQ.
Under Nelson, GQ.com has undergone a significant redesign and shown some of its highest traffic growth in the history of the site, making it one of the leading destinations for men’s style content, long-form journalism and premium video. Most recently Nelson launched ‘The Closer with Keith Olbermann,’ a twice-weekly web series offering political commentary on the 2016 election and other timely news topics. After garnering a staggering +90 MM views for ‘The Closer,’ Olbermann returns to GQ.com post-election in his new series ‘The Resistance,’ where he continues the conversation with viewers about the President elect.
GQ’s growing web presence has also helped it become a leading men’s brand across a variety of social media platforms. Additionally, during Nelson’s time at the magazine, a number of GQ stories have become both small and large-scale film productions and TV series, including: Concussion starring Will Smith, the Netflix series Last Chance U and the forthcoming film Granite Mountain. Mr. Nelson has worked as both a writer and an editor, and his own writing for GQ was cited in the Best American Sports Writing 2001.
From 1994 to 1997 Nelson was an editor at Harper’s, where he was responsible for the magazine’s Readings section. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Gourmet and Food & Wine. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Nelson worked as a writer/producer for CNN in Washington, D.C., and as a writer’s assistant on various sitcoms in Hollywood.
Mr. Nelson graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in American Studies.
Vice President, Editor in Chief, Group Editorial Director, Better Homes and Gardens
Stephen Orr is the editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens where he shares his love of home design, cooking and gardening with nearly 40 million readers in both print and digital media. Previously he was the executive editor at Condé Nast Traveler and VP editorial director at Martha Stewart Living. Before those posts he was features editor at House & Garden and Domino magazines and wrote extensively for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.
He is the author of three books: The New American Herbal (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2014), Tomorrow’s Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening (Rodale, 2011) and Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park, Community, Farm (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013). In addition he was a segment producer for the PBS television series “Cultivating Life” and has edited two cookbooks by British author Sarah Raven for Rizzoli. Orr has been a regularly featured gardening expert on “The CBS Early Show,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” and “The Today Show.”
Orr lives in Des Moines, Iowa and New York City.
Editor in Chief, World Food
James Oseland is the editor in chief of World Food, a book series from Penguin Random House that will begin publication in 2019. He has twice been named one of the “Most Intriguing People in Media” by Media Industry News. His multiple-award-winning Cradle of Flavor was named one of the best books of 2005 by the New York Times, Time Asia, and "Good Morning America." He has edited an array of bestselling and award-winning anthologies and cookbooks, notably Lonely Planet’s A Fork In the Road, Saveur: The New Comfort Food, Easy Italian, and Saveur: 1001 Classic Recipes From Around the World; his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Vogue, Food and Wine, and dozens of other media outlets. His memoir, Jimmy Neurosis, will be published by Ecco Press in 2019.
Before becoming the founding editor of Rodale’s Organic Life—named the hottest magazine launch of 2015 by Adweek, among other accolades—he was the editor in chief for nine years of Saveur, America’s most critically acclaimed food magazine. Under his leadership, the publication saw unprecedented growth, with subscription-renewal rates among the highest in the industry, and garnered more than 45 awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the Society for Newspaper and Magazine Design, to name just a few.
He also founded the Saveur Food Blog Awards and Video Festival, its digital editions, and its social-media platforms; of the hundred-plus Saveur videos he produced, three were finalists for an American Society of Magazine Editors award. Among his featured television appearances, he has been a judge on "Celebrity Apprentice," "Iron Chef America," and all five seasons of Bravo’s "Top Chef Masters"; he frequently appears on NBC’s "The Today Show," ABC’s "The Kelly and Michael Show," and VH1’s "Big Morning Buzz." He has been invited to speak on over 200 radio programs, and is a recurring guest on PRI’s "The Splendid Table," NPR’s "Morning Edition," WHDD’s "Food Traveler," and WNYC’s "Leonard Lopate Show." He has lectured at culinary institutes and food societies around the world; in 2011, he delivered the keynote speech for the International Food Bloggers Conference. In 2013, he starred as himself in a series of Wendy’s commercials.
Vice President, Content, Hearst Magazines Digital Media
As the Vice President, Content at Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM), Brooke Siegel oversees digital strategy for Hearst’s extensive portfolio of brands, including Esquire, Elle, Men’s Health, and Harper’s Bazaar. She also manages the centralized newsroom and features department, which produces long-form content and original celebrity shoots across Hearst brands.
Previously, Siegel served as DailyWorth’s editor-in-chief and senior content strategist at Zagat/Google. She has also worked on the digital side of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., Punch! Media, Lifebooker LLC and DailyCandy in gigs that include commerce, editorial, and social media. In 2018, she was named one of Folio’s Top Women in Media. Siegel graduated from U.C.L.A. and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 6-year-old son. She plans to never return to Los Angeles.
Founder and Editor in Chief, The Outline
Joshua Topolsky is an editor of things. Professionally, he is the founder, CEO, and editor in chief of The Outline, a new digital media company launching in Q4 2016. Before The Outline, Josh was most recently head of Bloomberg Digital as well as Bloomberg Media’s chief digital content officer. In 2015 he was named to AdAge’s 40 under 40 and Crain’s very similar 40 under 40 list. It’s possible this now makes him 80 years old. Or slightly under 80.
Josh is the co-founder and former editor in chief of The Verge, a revolutionary online publication which covers the intersection of technology, science, art, business, policy, and culture. He is also a co-creator of Vox Media, a leading new media venture. Joshua was named Adweek’s 2012 Digital Editor of the Year, and led The Verge to widespread acclaim. The Verge took home five Webby Awards in 2013, was a finalist for the 2013 Online Journalism Award for general excellence, was nominated for a 2014 ASME National Magazine Award in Video, and won an 2014 AFI Docs audience award for its short-form documentary Beyond Recognition.
Josh has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, a former Washington Post columnist, and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, and Fortune magazine. He makes regular appearances on Bloomberg TV, NPR, NBC, ABC, and CNN.
Joshua was also the editor in chief of Engadget from 2008 to 2011. He’s spent his life exploring a creative curiosity, from a childhood spent tinkering with computers and electronics, through his formative years touring the world as a music producer and DJ.
Editor in Chief, Slate
Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate, the award-winning online news site known for its surprising and witty take on news, culture, politics, business and technology. She took the helm in 2014, after having served as deputy editor since 2008. Under Turner’s leadership, Slate has received three National Magazine Award nominations, a George Polk award, a Digiday Publishing Award, and many other high-profile accolades. During her time at Slate, she has written on culture, technology and design. She is also a co-host of Slate’s critically acclaimed Culture Gabfest podcast, alongside culture critic Stephen Metcalf and film critic Dana Stevens. The Culture Gabfest was nominated for a National Magazine Award for podcasting, and Turner’s coverage of Mad Men won an Online Journalism Award for commentary. Before joining Slate in 2003, Turner worked at Time Inc., first in magazine development and later at Sports Illustrated Women. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.
Dana Points was most recently the editor in chief of Parents and Fit Pregnancy and Baby and is deeply immersed in the life of today's millennial parents—their hopes, dreams, finances, work/family balance issues, child-rearing habits and more. Before joining Parents, Points worked as an editor specializing in women’s health. She is also a member of the national board of trustees of the March of Dimes and former chair of the board of Safe Kids Worldwide. A graduate of Barnard College, she is the mother of two boys.