Dear MS in Publishing Faculty & Students,
We hope you all have a happy holiday and a relaxing break from classes. The blog will be on a hiatus until Monday, January 27th when classes resume.
Come to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to view the largest collection of Hirschfeld artwork and archival material.
January 6, 2014
Come to Barnes and Noble for this author event with Cameron Diaz and her new book The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.
January 8, 2014
Join Sue Monk Kidd as she discusses her new novel Invention of Wings: A Novel. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.
January 16, 2014
Culture editor for The New York Times Adam Sternbergh’s newest novel is set in a near-future New York City where a garbage man is forced to become a hit man. @ BookCourt, 162 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY, 7:00 p.m.
If you find yourself wanting to enjoy something more festive, why not take a look at the numerous holiday windows around New York City?
Dec 19th, 2013 by admin
Spring 2014 Journalism Intern
Business Insider is looking for paid interns to join our editorial team this January!
As an intern at Business Insider, there’s no getting coffee, filing, or making copies. Our interns are an integral part of our team. Many of our current reporters and editors started as interns.
BI Interns spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching and producing features — even breaking news if the timing’s right. Interns are encouraged to work full-time if their schedule allows. We require 3 days a week minimum.
Other perks? We have tons of free snacks, a great office environment, and a ping-pong table where we hold quarterly tournaments.
When it comes to qualifications, a journalism background and experience writing for a news site always helps, as do copy-editing skills and light HTML and Photoshop experience. Knowledge of social media and previous writing experience are both useful, too.
Please send your resume and three journalism clips. Please briefly describe which BI section(s) interest you most and why. (Don’t know what our sections are? Check out the nav bar on the home page.) And, please note: this internship requires that you work in our Manhattan office.
This internship position is posted on e-Recruiting, and students will need to be registered with the Career Services Internship program in order to apply. If any interested students are not already registered with the Internship program, please direct them to Career Services at 212-346-1950 or Justin Krass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have some free time over the winter break, take a look at the job postings on these websites. They can give you a good idea of possible future opportunities:
Check out this article from Business Insider for tips on how to write the perfect cover letter. Read the Huffington Post’s resume writing tips here. Linked In is an important too for future members of the workforce as well. Check out Information Week’s Top 10 Linked In Tips here. The Huffington Post chimes in about Linked In as well.
Want to look inside the daily routine of the Executive Assistant to Cosmopolitan’s Editor in Chief, Joanna Coles? Check out this video from The New York Times.
Pace offers Career Services help for students too. They can give feedback on your resume and cover letters, as well as offer job guidance.
In the coming year, don’t stress out too much about jobs. There are many tips and tricks, and of course our fellow Pace professors, that can aid in our future employment endeavors.
Company Name: BERGHAHN BOOKS
Description: We are currently seeking an intern in our books division for 2 days a week. The position will involve assisting with a range of tasks in production with a focus on our ebooks program.
Length of Internship: Spring semester (open ended)
Requirements: The successful candidate will be a university student or recent graduate based in NY with a strong interest in scholarly publishing. Attention to detail is key and candidates with experience in html or working with data are preferred. Knowledge of Filemaker Pro and basic desktop publishing skills, such as familiarity with Quark or InDesign, are also useful.
Location: DUMBO, Brooklyn
How To Apply For This Internship: Please contact Professor Kinney-Denning at email@example.com for information on how to apply for this position
Dec 16th, 2013 by admin
WNBA blog: Dena Mekawi is a 23 year old living in Staten Island, New York. She is currently completing a Masters degree in publishing at Pace University.
Congratulations on becoming the UN Youth Representative. Why did you want to take on the position? What are some of your goals as UN Youth Rep.?
The reason I wanted to take on the UN youth representative position was to be a part of the change. You are able to work on projects that enhance human development, spread the word on women’s rights, empower youths through literacy & special events. The opportunities are endless, and to be able to work on them and be an influence on others is truly a blessing.
You’re also getting a Master’s degree in publishing at Pace University. How is that experience preparing you for working in the industry?
I decided to pursue my masters a few months after I graduated college. I believe the more you know, the more you’re worth. I can’t begin to say how much this program has given me many opportunities, as well as preparing me for the real world.
Tell us about being in the Miss Arab USA pageant and how that has influenced your career choices.
While I was never a pageant-seeking girl, this one grabbed my attention because of its intended mission. That was the main reason that encouraged me to share my experiences with the public, the hope that others would relate to me. I knew no matter the outcome, that I would leave a mark by doing so- and I did. Growing up, I faced discrimination and stereotypes, unfortunately. The challenges that I endured of feeling left out, was unbearable. I hated going to school, trying to fit into the “norms” of the way everyone dressed, spoke, or even looked. Today I am proud and wouldn’t want any kids growing up experiencing such misconceptions about any culture. With the tools we have today, I know we can overcome these stereotypes.
What are your career goals once you’ve completed your degree?
I want to work for a magazine publisher and later run my own PR agency. I hope to be an icon to many and a role model to those who can relate. I always dream big, and never limit myself.
What is your favorite word? Why?
My favorite word would have to be serendipity. It’s one of those words that sounds fun and has a deep meaning- the idea of happy accidents, or unexpected circumstances that change our life for the better. Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking back.” Sometimes at the moment, you can’t understand why certain things are happening, but with patience and time they start making sense.
What are you currently reading? Any great recommendations for our members?
I currently reading Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. So far so good; it offers insight into gender dynamics and the universal struggle to achieve both independence and meaningful relationships. I think many of us can relate to this!
Dec 16th, 2013 by admin
Publishing Masters Programs Move Out of the Classroom
Internships and Digital Experience
By Clare Swanson |
Dec 13, 2013
Graduate school or the real world? The relative merits of each path are often debated, especially in the realm of professional and technical programs, and the decision is one faced by many undergraduates with dreams of a career in publishing and those just entering the industry’s workforce. As a response, publishing institutes are more and more blurring the line between professional and academic experiences.
Interviews with representatives at many of the major universities that offer a masters in publishing found that they are devoting increasing amounts of time and resources to pulling students out of the classroom and bringing a real-world view to the curriculum.
Read more here Publishing Masters Programs Move Out of the Classroom.
Dec 16th, 2013 by admin
Written by: Hannah Bennett, Pace MS in Publishing Alumni
When I was a student in the Pace Publishing program, I was impressed by the program’s commitment to publishing education around the world. But it wasn’t until I traveled to China with Professors Raskin, Lian, and Levitz that I truly understood the depth of that commitment. As I watched Professor Raskin and Professor Lian among their colleagues at Wuhan University, celebrating two long-lasting publishing programs, I was struck by all they had to be proud of. The Pace Publishing department has fostered true international collaboration and friendship in China.
I recently had the honor of attending the 4th International Conference on the Publishing Industry, co-hosted by Wuhan University and Pace University on November 23-24. While we were there, the Wuhan University Publishing program was also celebrating its 30th anniversary. Alumni gathered for the event, including many who had graduated in the program’s first graduating class. Now, 30 years later, some of those first graduates had come back to speak to the new students on the changing landscape of the publishing industry.
It was a pleasure to get to know some of the current Masters and Ph.D. students at Wuhan University during my time at the conference. Along with being excellent and unfailingly gracious hosts, they were happy to share their own insights on books, media consumption, and the trends in publishing and marketing in China. One of the real highlights of my time was a panel, lead by Professor Levitz, on the topic of media consumption in China. Students spoke to us about how Chinese students watch television, use social media, and interact with technology. I found that their habits had certain similarities to our own—for example, one student and I discussed the merits of the show Prison Break. Wentworth Miller, it seems, breaks down cultural barriers.
The speeches given during the conference dealt with a range of topics—some academic, others more technological. But underlying the entire conference was an emphasis on digital publishing and its effect on the industry. Professor Raskin gave the opening address on the first day of the conference. Pace’s Adjunct Professor Paul Levitz gave the keynote speech, called “Six Selves: Ramifications of a Digital Future.” His presentation explored the ways in which changes in technology are affecting the ways people think, and the ways in which they consume and produce media.
Professor Lian’s keynote speech was entitled “Publishers: What Business Are You In?” My own presentation, called “E-Oppportunities,” was meant to explain some of the new opportunities that we are seeing in the American ebook market, such as book subscription services, special sales channels, and international partnerships.
Other presentations focused on the reactions of Chinese print publishers to an ever-expanding e-reading market. Interestingly, in China most ebook reading is done on mobile phones, as opposed to dedicated e-readers or tablets. But ebook reading has not taken off to the same degree in China that it has in America. While Americans are seeing a stabilization of the ebook market, at least for now, the Chinese market is still in flux. The Chinese industry must figure out how (and how far) to transition in order to satisfy consumers with new needs.
But I must say that what really stands out to me from my trip to China was the incredible generosity, kindness, and sense of partnership that I encountered from everyone I met. Moreover, I cannot forget to mention Professor Raskin’s generosity in inviting me to attend. He and Professor Lian have created something truly special, and I was lucky to be a part of it.
Bellevue Literary Press, the first and only nonprofit book publisher at the arts-sciences nexus, publishes eight titles of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction each year for a general readership. We are dedicated to publishing engaging work of the highest literary merit that will further cultural literacy in the sciences, social sciences, and medicine. As a nonprofit, self-sustaining project of the NYU School of Medicine, to augment the revenue received through the sales of our books, we support a significant portion of our annual budget by donations and grants received from foundations and individuals.
Sitting with us in our small office and working directly with our small staff, interns learn about small press publishing through exposure to a wide range of day-to-day activities.The duties of a BLP intern primarily consist of reading and appraising manuscripts for publication, writing letters to would-be authors, and managing our online submissions log. Additionally, interns typically assist us in our very busy office by helping with trafficking manuscripts through various phases of the production process, proofreading, writing, and designing promotional materials, and participating in the management of correspondence with authors, freelancers, and agents. Interns may also pitch in on publicity and donor mailings and research for academic marketing and funding opportunities. Depending on scheduling, interns will be invited to attend editorial, marketing, and strategic planning meetings. As they are exposed to so many aspects of the publishing process, our interns gain significant hands-on experience and insight into the inner workings of a publishing office, the mechanisms of the book industry and marketplace, and the operations of a non-profit arts organization.
Interested students please email Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to apply.