Nancy Gibbs, Managing Editor of Time Magazine, was one of the speakers at the Chautauqua Week 8, themed on journalistic ethics in the digital ago.
There were several things about the Chautauqua presentations that disappointed us. The presentations were generally preceded with an announcement that the speaker would be available after their speech, but only to sell copies of their books.
In the case of Ms Gibbs, she didn’t do a presentation at all – she just sat down on stage with her close personal friend David Von Drehle, who is a former editor-in-large at Time. He now is a columnist for the Washington Post.
She spent 45 minutes on the subject of “fake journalism”, which was mostly a diatribe against Donald Trump.
She has just resigned her job at Time.
She has a history with Chautauqua not mentioned in her bio
This image is from a book titled “Chautauqua’s Hostess: Winnie of the Wensley House“. Winnie Lewellen was the hostess for 30 years at the Wensley House, where many influential people stayed over the years.