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Co-Founder of Plympton, Former New York Times Reporter & Author of "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles"

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Jennifer 8. Lee is a journalist who previously worked for The New York Times. She is also the co-founder and president of the literary studio Plympton, as well as a producer on The Search for General Tso, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

While a student at Harvard, Lee was the vice president of The Harvard Crimson student newspaper. She interned at The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Newsday, and The New York Times during college. She joined the Times in 2001, one and a half years after graduating from Harvard.

Lee wrote a book about the history of Chinese food in the United States and around the world, titled The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, documenting the process on her blog. Warner Books editor Jonathan Karp struck a deal with Lee to write a book about "how Chinese food is more all-American than apple pie." She appeared on The Colbert Report to promote the book. The book was #26 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

In December 2009, Lee accepted a buyout from The New York Times.

Lee attempted to popularize the term "man date" in a 2005 New York Times article, which subsequently inspired the 2009 film I Love You, Man starring Paul Rudd.

Lee has served on the advisory panel for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's "News Challenge", and has assisted the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, dealing with the press and with social networking sites. She helped the organization with its April 2010 release of a video showing the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike. Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Public Integrity, the Advisory Board of the Nieman Foundation, and the Asian American Writers' Workshop. She is also an advisor to Upworthy.

In 2011, Lee and fellow writer Yael Goldstein Love founded a literary studio named Plympton, Inc. The studio focuses on publishing serialized fiction for digital platforms. Investors include Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Y Combinator partner Garry Tan, Delicious founder Joshua Schachter, Hipmunk founder Adam Goldstein, Inkling founder Matt MacInnis, Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu (author of The Master Switch), Quora co-founder Charlie Cheever, and Tony Hsieh’s Vegas Tech Fund. Its first series launched in September 2012 as part of the Kindle Serials program. Its app Rooster, launched in March 2014, is a mobile reading service for iOS7.

In 2012, Lee created NewsDiffs, a website that archives article revisions from The New York Times, CNN, Politico, The Washington Post, and the BBC, with two brothers who were programmers, MIT graduate student Eric Price and Tddium employee Greg Price. They built the website in 38 hours (including sleep) during the June 16–17, 2012, Knight-Mozilla-M.I.T. hackathon at the MIT Media Lab

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The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

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  • Four Reasons to Catch Jennifer 8. Lee at the Women’s Lit Fest

    She’s a thirty-something Harvard grad and a New York Times reporter with a serious food obsession, a wicked sense of humor, a love of good parties, and a new book out on the history of Chinese food in America. What’s not to like? When Jennifer 8. Lee swings by the Women’s Literary Festival at the DoubleTree Resort (633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.) this Saturday, March 28, she’ll be dishing up a...

  • One Woman’s Bizarre, Delightful Quest To Change Emojis Forever

    Imagine, for a moment, getting the chance to help build a new language. A language that’s used by millions of people around the world. A pictorial language with the power to transcend all other languages. If the opportunity presented itself, you’d take that shot, right? Jennifer 8. Lee would. And did.

  • Meet the People Who Are Fighting for Even More Emoji Diversity

    Emojination is the brainchild of Jennifer 8. Lee, a former New York Times journalist and co-founder of Plympton, a digital publishing company, and Yiying Lu, a designer who created the Twitter Fail Whale. Broadly, Emojination wants to increase representation within Unicode, the umbrella organization that votes on which emojis make it into our keyboards.

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Jennifer 8. Lee

Co-Founder of Plympton, Former New York Times Reporter & Author of "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles"

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Jennifer 8. Lee Biography

Jennifer 8. Lee is a journalist who previously worked for The New York Times. She is also the co-founder and president of the literary studio Plympton, as well as a producer on The Search for General Tso, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

While a student at Harvard, Lee was the vice president of The Harvard Crimson student newspaper. She interned at The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Newsday, and The New York Times during college. She joined the Times in 2001, one and a half years after graduating from Harvard.

Lee wrote a book about the history of Chinese food in the United States and around the world, titled The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, documenting the process on her blog. Warner Books editor Jonathan Karp struck a deal with Lee to write a book about "how Chinese food is more all-American than apple pie." She appeared on The Colbert Report to promote the book. The book was #26 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

In December 2009, Lee accepted a buyout from The New York Times.

Lee attempted to popularize the term "man date" in a 2005 New York Times article, which subsequently inspired the 2009 film I Love You, Man starring Paul Rudd.

Lee has served on the advisory panel for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's "News Challenge", and has assisted the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, dealing with the press and with social networking sites. She helped the organization with its April 2010 release of a video showing the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike. Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Public Integrity, the Advisory Board of the Nieman Foundation, and the Asian American Writers' Workshop. She is also an advisor to Upworthy.

In 2011, Lee and fellow writer Yael Goldstein Love founded a literary studio named Plympton, Inc. The studio focuses on publishing serialized fiction for digital platforms. Investors include Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Y Combinator partner Garry Tan, Delicious founder Joshua Schachter, Hipmunk founder Adam Goldstein, Inkling founder Matt MacInnis, Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu (author of The Master Switch), Quora co-founder Charlie Cheever, and Tony Hsieh’s Vegas Tech Fund. Its first series launched in September 2012 as part of the Kindle Serials program. Its app Rooster, launched in March 2014, is a mobile reading service for iOS7.

In 2012, Lee created NewsDiffs, a website that archives article revisions from The New York Times, CNN, Politico, The Washington Post, and the BBC, with two brothers who were programmers, MIT graduate student Eric Price and Tddium employee Greg Price. They built the website in 38 hours (including sleep) during the June 16–17, 2012, Knight-Mozilla-M.I.T. hackathon at the MIT Media Lab

Jennifer 8. Lee Videos

  • Jennifer 8. Lee, EmojiNation - XOXO Festival (2018) - YouTube
    Nov 5, 2018 ... Jennifer 8. Lee is the founder of Emojination, a grassroots group aiming to make emoji more inclusive and representative. A New...
  • Jennifer 8 Lee: "EMOJICON" - YouTube
    Sep 22, 2017 ... I created Emojicon, a celebration of all things emoji that drew together a thousand people over a weekend in San Francisco in...
  • Jennifer 8. Lee: Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of
    http://www.ted.com Reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the origins of familiar Chinese-American dishes -- exploring the hidden spots...

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  • How to book Jennifer 8. Lee?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jennifer 8. Lee for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jennifer 8. Lee, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jennifer 8. Lee or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jennifer 8. Lee?

    Booking fees for Jennifer 8. Lee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jennifer 8. Lee, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jennifer 8. Lee?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jennifer 8. Lee for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jennifer 8. Lee for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jennifer 8. Lee or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jennifer 8. Lee or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jennifer 8. Lee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jennifer 8. Lee for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Jennifer 8. Lee generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charlyne Yi, Jimmy O. Yang, Kelvin Yu, Anna Akana and Teddy Zee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jennifer 8. Lee for an upcoming event.

Jennifer 8. Lee Speaker Videos

  • Jennifer 8. Lee, EmojiNation - XOXO Festival (2018) - YouTube
    Nov 5, 2018 ... Jennifer 8. Lee is the founder of Emojination, a grassroots group aiming to make emoji more inclusive and representative. A New York ...
    Jennifer 8 Lee: "EMOJICON" - YouTube
    Sep 22, 2017 ... I created Emojicon, a celebration of all things emoji that drew together a thousand people over a weekend in San Francisco in November 2016.
  • Jennifer 8. Lee: Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of
    http://www.ted.com Reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the origins of familiar Chinese-American dishes -- exploring the hidden spots where these two cultures have (so tastily) combined...
    Jennifer 8. Lee: "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles" | Talks at Google ...
  • Jennifer 8. Lee: Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of ...
    Jennifer 8. Lee: Jews and Chinese Food: A Love Affair - YouTube

Jennifer 8. Lee News

  • Four Reasons to Catch Jennifer 8. Lee at the Women’s Lit Fest

    She’s a thirty-something Harvard grad and a New York Times reporter with a serious food obsession, a wicked sense of humor, a love of good parties, and a new book out on the history of Chinese food in America. What’s not to like? When Jennifer 8. Lee swings by the Women’s Literary Festival at the DoubleTree Resort (633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.) this Saturday, March 28, she’ll be dishing up a...

  • One Woman’s Bizarre, Delightful Quest To Change Emojis Forever

    Imagine, for a moment, getting the chance to help build a new language. A language that’s used by millions of people around the world. A pictorial language with the power to transcend all other languages. If the opportunity presented itself, you’d take that shot, right? Jennifer 8. Lee would. And did.

  • Meet the People Who Are Fighting for Even More Emoji Diversity

    Emojination is the brainchild of Jennifer 8. Lee, a former New York Times journalist and co-founder of Plympton, a digital publishing company, and Yiying Lu, a designer who created the Twitter Fail Whale. Broadly, Emojination wants to increase representation within Unicode, the umbrella organization that votes on which emojis make it into our keyboards.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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