Jenny Lawton is an award-winning multimedia producer, sound designer, and show-runner. She’s currently the executive producer of “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,” the public radio arts weekly (co-produced by WNYC and Public Radio International). As part of the team, she produced the show’s American Icons specials on “I Love Lucy” and the Disney parks; she also developed the show’s Extra Credit challenges which have inspired thousands of listeners to make art. Lawton started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ News as well as NPR’s “Morning Edition” and PRI’s “The World,” among other programs. Lawton has been awarded two fellowships by USC-Annenberg/NEA. She also lectures at New York University and at her alma mater, Kenyon College.
Poynter teaching event: Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, Mar. 19-24.
Past Poynter speaking events:
10UP Summit in New York on Aug. 29, 2016