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Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris

april 27–28, 2020

Bio

Jenna Wortham, born in Virginia, is a technology reporter and staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. Jenna received her bachelor’s degree in medical anthropology from the University of Virginia then moved to San Francisco to work with San Francisco Magazine, Girlfriend Magazine, write for SFist and later, Wired. She joined The New York Times in 2008 and has since worked on issues like pop culture, technology, race, and queer identity. Some of her works include Girl Crush Zine among many others which have appeared in The Morning News, Matter, Vogue, The Awl, Bust, The Hairpin, and The Fader among other publications. In 2016, she started co-hosting with Wesley Morris The New York Times podcast Still processing , a culture podcast that won a 2017 Webby Award in the Podcast & Digital Audio category, and was nominated for a 2019 Shorty Award.

Wesley Morris, born in Philadelphia, is an American journalist, film critic, and co-host for New York Times podcast Still Processing along with Jenna Wortham. He graduated from Yale University where he did film criticism at The Yale Daily News after which he wrote film reviews and essays for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Review. In 2002, he joined The Boston Review where he reviewed films along Ty Burr. During his time at The Boston Review, he won the Pulitzer Award for Criticism and was cited as having, “smart, inventive film criticism, distinguished by pinpoint prose and an easy traverse between the art house and the big-screen box office.” Throughout his career, he featured in shows like NECN, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, and wrote for ESPN’s website Grantland. In October 2015, he joined The New York Times as critic-at-large and also made significant contributions for The New York Times Magazine. Morris was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary, recognized for his 2014 Grantland columns, "Let's Be Real," "After Normal," and "If U Seek Amy."