Jeff Jarvis, professor, CUNY School of Journalism
David Karp, founder and CEO, Tumblr
Jeff is the author of Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live and What Would Google Do? He directs the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Jeff was founding editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine, TV critic for TV Guide and People magazines, Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News, and a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.
Tumblr founder David Karp briefly attended the Bronx High School of Science before dropping out at age 15. An internship at Frederator Studios led to a gig as head of product at UrbanBaby. When CNET acquired the site in 2005, Karp started his own website development agency, Davidville, where he created and launched the blogging platform Tumblr in 2007. Pointedly based in New York City, not Silicon Valley, Tumblr now boasts more than 180 million blogs. The site was acquired by Yahoo in 2013 but continues to operate independently. Karp has been recognized as one of the “Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs” by Bloomberg Businessweek and one of the “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” by Technology Review.