Jenna Wortham with Nadia Ellis on race, gender and social media in the age of Trump

Over the past few years, the New York Times Magazine's Jenna Wortham has established herself as one of the most stimulating and stylish writers on technology, media, race, sexuality, and anything else she puts her mind to.

This special episode of Chapter & Verse comes from a conversation between Wortham and Nadia Ellis, a professor of English at UC Berkeley.  Wortham recounts her own development as a journalist; reflects on the challenges — psychological and even physical — of reporting on our often toxic political scene; and sketches some of the blindspots of the high tech industry. The public conversation was held February 27, 2017 at the Berkeley Art Museum.

Resources for this episode

Jenna Wortham's website, with links to her writings and many projects in progress.

Jenna Wortham, "Black Health Matters" (2016), "Obama Brought Silicon Valley to Washington" (2016), and "Who Didn't Go to the Women's March Matters More than Who Did" (2017)  from the New York Times Magazine.

Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris, "Still Processing" podcast.


Music used in the episode

Blue Dot Sessions"Jackbird" (license)

McCoy Tyner, "Goin' Home," from Asante (Blue Note, 1974)