/// Columbia’s Sreenivasan Bolts for New Digital Job at New York’s Met Museum

June 20, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Photo: Deidre Schoo Sree Sreenivasan, a longtime presence at Columbia University — first, at its Graduate School of Journalism, and then more recently as its first chief digital officer — will be leaving the university in August to take a position with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The hyper-connected Sreenivasan, who often for the sake of simplicity goes by just his first name , will become the Met’s first chief digital officer, starting Aug. 12. In the new role, he’ll lead the museum’s Digital Media department into some new initiatives, especially in the areas of documentation and interpretive materials on the museum’s collection. He confirmed the move to AllThingsD after Capital New York reported on it this morning . Having graduated from Columbia’s Journalism School himself in 1993, Sreenivasan simply never left. Some 20 years later, as a professor, he has taught most subjects in the curriculum at least once, and spent the last seven years holding the title dean of something or other: Most recently it has been dean of student affairs. (Full disclosure: I’m a graduate of Columbia’s Journalism School, and was a student of Sree’s in the mid-1990s.) He’s also a columnist at CNET, has been a regular TV tech commentator, most recently for New York’s WCBS, and was a founder and contributor at DNAInfo.com, the respected local news site

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Columbia’s Sreenivasan Bolts for New Digital Job at New York’s Met Museum



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