‘Time.com’ Editor to Discuss Value of Liberal Arts Degree
The executive editor of Time.com will help to kick off Duquesne University's new Master of Arts program in English with a concentration in writing, media arts and technology.
Daniel Eisenberg, executive editor of Time.com and former staff writer for Time magazine, will discuss the value of a liberal arts degree and his educational and career path in a free lecture on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 104 of College Hall. Eisenberg also will discuss the future of online journalism and the role of a liberal arts degree in that work.
Eisenberg's presentation kicks off the creation of a new certificate program offered by the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts and the Department of English. This new program offers multimedia knowledge and skills to graduate students who have a liberal arts background, aiming to increase their marketability in fast-growing information industries.
"Dan Eisenberg's career trajectory from liberal arts graduate to executive editor of the digital version of a legendary media brand exemplifies the synergy being created by the English and Journalism and Multimedia Arts departments," said Mike Dillon, journalism and multimedia arts chair.
The public is welcome to attend.