NYC Media Seminar

The NYC Media Seminar was launched in Fall 2013 to provide a regular forum for economists interested in media markets to connect with each other and to current research on media topics.  The seminar is jointly organized by Lisa George at Hunter College and Miklos Sarvary at Columbia Business School and has been generously supported by the Columbia Media Program, the Associated Press, and Google.

The seminar is open to all researchers with access to New York City and draws speakers from across the US and abroad. Seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year.   For the 2017-2018 season we will meet at AMC, 11 Penn Plaza.

The sessions begin at 10am with coffee, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lisa George at To stay informed about the series, register for the series listserv by sending an email to with SUBSCRIBE MEDIANYC-L in the e-mail message body (and nothing else).

2019-2020 Speaker Schedule:

2018-2019 Speaker Schedule:

2017-2018 Speaker Schedule:

2016-2017 Speaker Schedule:

2015-2016 Speaker Schedule:

Please note that the November talk this season will be held the second rather than first Wednesday of the month!

2014-2015 Speaker Schedule:

    • April 1, 2015: Jeremiah Dittmar (LSE) “New Media, Markets, and Institutional Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation”
  • May 6, 2015:  David Stromberg (University of Stockholm), “Social Media in China”

 2013-2014 Speaker Schedule:

    • February 5, 2014: David Stromberg (Stockholm University), “The Determinants of Media Bias in China”

Information for Economists Interested in Media Markets