This Semester

Sree Sreenivasan
Photo by Lia Chang

Sree Sreenivasan is a leading consultant, speaker and trainer for nonprofits, corporations, startups and executives. This year, he’s doing more than 50 workshops in more than 25 cities in a dozen countries. One goal is to help journalists thrive in a digital economy.

In 2018, he and his best friend Andrew Lih launched Digimentors, a new kind of digital consultancy of strategists, trainers and coaches — and doers.

Their clients include UNHCR, the UN refugee agency; the Pulitzer Prizes; Louvre Abu Dhabi; Pratham-USA, the American arm of an Indian nonprofit; TheWrap entertainment news; and Global Teacher Prize, which gives one K-12 teacher in the world $1m (nominations open now).

Sreenivasan has previously served as Chief Digital Officer of the City of New York (working at City Hall); Columbia University; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (leading a 70-person team that helped keep the 150-year-old institution relevant in the smartphone age). Before joining the Met, he spent 20 years as a full-time professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2015; the world’s most influential Chief Digital Officer by CDO Club in 2016; and one of Poynter’s 35 most influential people in social media in 2010. He is a contributor to CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” appearing monthly to talk tech.

For four years, he taught entrepreneurship at Columbia w/ Ken Lerer, cofounder of Huffington Post; chairman of Buzzfeed and cofounder of LererHippeau Ventures.

Part of Sree’s story, told by PBS Newshour video:
and by Quartz: and by Forbes:

New email newsletter:

Sree’s NYT guide to social media:

Five TEDx talks:

Twitter: @sree:
Instagram: @sreenet:
LinkedIn: /sreenivasan:


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The Ratner Distinguished Visiting Business Journalist Program brings a distinguished visitor each semester to Baruch College’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions.

Created with a gift from Forest City Ratner Companies and its founder and former executive chairman Bruce Ratner, the program enables journalists to spend a week in residence, speaking in classes, mentoring students and meeting with the staff of Dollars & Sense, the department’s award-winning online magazine.

Forest City Ratner‘s major New York developments include The New York Times Building and the Barclays Center.

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