Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee
Co-founder, president, Plympton

Website | @jenny8lee

Jennifer 8. Lee is the president and cofounder of Plympton, a literary studio that publishes serialized fiction for digital devices.

She was a reporter at The New York Times for nine years and is the author of “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles,” a New York Times-bestselling book on how Chinese food is all-American. She is also on the boards of the Nieman Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity, the Asian American Writers Workshop, and the New York Public Library Young Lions committee.

Her next book, to be published by Simon and Schuster, is on how being constantly on our devices changes us emotionally and behaviorially.

She graduated from Harvard with a degree in applied math and economics.


Location: Duffy/Columbia Level:
Jon Feldman (Open Air Publishing), Jennifer Lee (Plympton), Evan Ratliff (The Atavist)
Just as professionalized blogs emerged in the mid-2000s between legacy journalism and personal blogging, a new tier of digital-first publishers is growing between the traditional publishers and the wild west of self-publishing. They combine professional production values with the nimbleness and flexibility of digital, and have a different mindset for a different economic system. Read more.


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