The Edit by Brett Graff
Famed News Editor Martin Baron Joins New World Symphony Board
New World Symphony announced that acclaimed journalist and editor Martin Baron has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Barron is a renowned news editor who began his career at the Miami Herald. Under his leadership, The Boston Globe investigated the Catholic Church and the coverage was portrayed years later in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight,” in which Baron is played by Liev Schrieber. Newsrooms under Baron’s leadership have won 18 Pulitzer Prizes, including 11 at The Washington Post, one at the Miami Herald, and six at The Boston Globe. He’s also worked with major news outlets including The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
In 2021, Baron retired and shortly afterward began working on his first book – Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post – which recounts his leadership of The Washington Post during the Trump administration. His extensive list of accolades includes “Editor of the Year” by the National Press Foundation, the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service from the University of Chicago, and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center.
“As a leader in several of this country’s most important newspapers, Marty Baron embraced technology, and as a result, those outlets became more vibrant and relevant,” said William M. Osborne, NWS’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “New World Symphony is exploring similar challenges and opportunities. We welcome Marty as he joins our pursuit of artistic and educational excellence in the digital future.”
“The New World Symphony is a national treasure,” said Marty Baron. “I am delighted to join an organization that has opened up opportunities for legions of gifted young musicians and pioneered the use of innovative technologies to bring the joy of classical music to an ever-larger audience.”
Baron joins NWS’s team of dedicated trustees, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director Stéphane Denève and NWS staff who collectively strive to create a strong and secure future for orchestral music. Known as America’s Orchestral Academy, NWS prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles.
Balmain Luncheon at Kiki on the River
VIO Events hosts Elizabeth Resnick and Nicole Shelley invited the luxury French fashion house of Balmain to host a handful of their distinctive clients for a holiday fashion fete at Kiki on the River. Guests – including Nikki Simkins, Erica Groussman, Dorris Richards, Heidi Chambordides, Barbara Kaufman, Mercedes Carlson – were invited for a first view of the new collection and to shop a private holiday sale as they sipped cocktails mixed with E11even vodka. For lunch, the crowd sat at a riverside table to enjoy four-courses of the restaurant’s famous Mediterranean fare including tomato salad with red onions and feta cheese and an arugula salad with walnuts, goat cheese and hearts of palm. Also served were an assortment of spreads with house grilled pita bread just before servers presented plates of octopus with fried capers, grilled lambchops with honey truffle sauce and thick branzino filets.
Barry University Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Barry University Alumni Association recognized six graduates with a 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed to Barry graduates leading their prospective fields and transforming the community through their service. This year the Social Justice Award went to Tawana Akins, assistant principal at Miami Southridge Senior High School; the Knowledge & Truth Award to Juliet King, co-founder and director of the Coral Reef Montessori Academy; the Collaborative Service Award to Matthew J. Muhart, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of the Memorial Healthcare System; the Inclusive Community Award to Clara Stroude-Vazquez, chief of culture and inclusion at Miami Heat; the Distinguished Alumni Faculty & Staff Award to Mary Eileen McDonough, Ed.D., professor of education & NCAA faculty athletic representative at Barry University; the President’s Alumni Medallion Award to Enid Pinkney, L.H.D., M.S. ’67, founding president of the Historic Hampton House Museum & Cultural Center.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.