The Northside Festival is in full swing with a new track within Northside Innovation, the first-ever Northside Report! Created in collaboration with The Intercept and Buzzfeed News, the event will take place June 7-8 at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg and focuses on making sense of journalism and media in 2017.
The lineup will feature newsmakers and entertainers including: The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, Betsy Reed, Jeremy Scahill and Mehdi Hasan, BuzzFeed News’ Ben Smith and Shani Hilton, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Huffington Post EIC Lydia Polgreen, First Look Media’s Anna Holmes, Recode EP Kara Swisher, #FeelTheBern founder Winnie Wong and more.
Exciting programming will feature these personalities in conversation about topics ranging from Feminism in the Age of Trump to Banned in the USA and The Business of News In the Age of Facebook, as well as a performance by Hip Hop artist Heems (formerly of Das Racist) and a live taping of Buzzfeed News’ See Something, Say Something podcast with host Ahmed Ali Akbar. Lineup includes: Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept, Bill De Blasio / Mayor of New York City, Sasheer Zamata / SNL, Kara Swisher / Recode, Jane Rosenthal / TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE, Kevin Weil / Instagram, Mary Harron / American Psycho, Andrew Nusca / FORTUNE, Andy Cohen / THE FADER, Ted Royer / DROGA5, Ben Smith / Buzzfeed News, Jeremy Scahill / The Intercept, Elizabeth Plank / VOX, Missy Suicide / Suicide Girls, and Marcela Sapone / Hello Alfred.
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