Lawrence Lerner is a journalist based in New York City with more than 20 years’ experience in magazines, newspapers, public radio and the web working as a reporter, editor and photographer. He’s also doubled as a communications manager in university, government and nonprofit settings.
He’s 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 as Editor he led Chelsea Now, an award-winning community newspaper on the West Side of Manhattan. His communications work includes stints with FEMA, V-Day Men and Rutgers University–Newark. He excels at crafting editorial strategy in both journalism and communications contexts.
As both a writer and editor, Lawrence has produced stories on politics, immigration, labor, affordable housing, real estate, education, race/ethnicity, LGBT issues, science, arts/culture, human rights and the environment. He also shoots images for many of his stories, along with photo essays. Read Full Bio >
WATER TOWERS OF NYC
and other photo essays
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E D I T O R I A L
As Assistant Editorial Director for the College of Arts & Sciences (2011–present), I’ve helped build a communications plan from scratch, implemented it across multiple platforms, and created a cohesive visual identity and messaging strategy that has helped the school’s visibility and fundraising soar.
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.