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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Skinny on Jonathan Ledecky

If the Isles' sale goes through, their new co-owners, Jonathan (although I've seen it numerous times in print as Jon) Ledecky and Scott Malkin will come with quite the pedigree of their own.

Both Ledecky and Malkin are Harvard-educated (undergraduate and MBA).  The Crimson hockey team, FWIW, is coached by ex-Islander Ted Donato.

Ledecky should be media friendly.  After all, he funded not one, but two scholarships at Harvard related to media:

The Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellowship program, supported by Jonathan J. Ledecky '79, M.B.A. '83, and named in honor of his mother, enables the magazine to appoint two undergraduates to the editorial staff each academic year. The fellows write the "Undergraduate" column that appears in each issue, report and file news stories and short features, contribute to harvardmagazine.com, and learn the workings of a magazine through a broad range of other editorial tasks. Although former fellows have pursued a diverse array of careers, many remain professionally engaged in writing and editing at publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, in the electronic media, or as authors of books.

Jonathan Ledecky also funds the Jaromir Ledecky International Journalism Fellowship, which is named for his father and supports overseas summer internships in journalism for Harvard undergraduate

Ledecky is the non-executive Chairman of the Board at Forbes.  You can read more about him here: http://www.forbes.com/profile/jonathan-ledecky/

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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