Lawrence Lerner

 

ABOUT ME

I’m a New York City–based editor, reporter and photographer with extensive experience leading editorial teams and producing/packaging stories across a full spectrum of traditional and digital media, including magazines, newspapers, public radio and the web. I’ve also doubled as a communications manager in university, government and nonprofit settings, developing/implementing internal and external communications plans; setting editorial agendas to advance key organizational goals; and promoting stories through social media, video and other channels to enhance brand awareness.

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As a journalist I’ve written, edited or produced for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR’s “The Takeaway,” TimeOut New York, Harper’s, Wired and many other media outlets—and led an award-winning community newspaper on the West Side of Manhattan called Chelsea Now. My communications work includes stints with FEMA, V-Day Men and Rutgers University–Newark.

Along the way I’ve produced stories on politics, immigration, labor, affordable housing, real estate, education, race/ethnicity, LGBT issues, science, arts/culture, human rights and the environment. I also shoot images for many of my stories, along with photo essays. Read Full Bio >

 

  

WATER TOWERS OF NYC

and other photo essays

 
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PHOTOGRAPHY

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E D I T O R I A L 

 
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY–newark

As Assistant Editorial/Media Director for the College of Arts & Sciences (2011–present), I built a communications plan from scratch, implemented it across multiple platforms, and created a cohesive visual identity and messaging strategy that helped the school’s visibility and fundraising soar. 

 
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CHELSEA NOW newspaper

As Editor (2006–2008), I launched this award-winning community newspaper on the West Side of Manhattan, put it on the NYC media map, and broke stories that fueled reforms on major issues while making the paper a must-read for area residents and politicians.