Happy Thanksgiving- Short Hiatus!

Firstly, everyone here at the Pace MS in Publishing Program and Blog want to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.turkey_dance

We will be taking a short break breakfrom giving you all the latest on jobs, events, and resources to celebrate the holiday. Make sure to catch us again on Monday, November 28th where we will continue to provide you all with the best links, resources, and opportunities that we can provide.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

The Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship

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Each year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) (http://www.siia.net/Divisions/ABM-Association-of-Business-Information-Media/BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program who demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in, the business-to-business media industry.

This year, one student will be awarded the Edgell Scholarship, and one student will be awarded the Littleford scholarship. This is a scholarship of $1000 paid directly to the student at the Spring MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting (date TBD).

The 2017 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, given by American Business Media, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B-to-B publishing and to think about how your publishing skills apply across industries.

To apply, interested students must submit their application to Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17th, 2017

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Students are required to submit the following materials:

  • A copy of your current resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation—one from a professor in the program and one from a current or former employer
  • A 2-5 page double-spaced personal essay on why you would like to intern for a B to B magazine, focusing on what you hope to gain from the experience or a 2-5 page double-spaced essay on what you see as the value of B to B magazines in the digital age.

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About Connectiv: Connectiv is the global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies.

To learn more about Connectiv, click here: http://www.siia.net/connectiv

Formerly ABM and SIIA Content &
Information Services Division

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About BPEF:

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with Connectiv, the Business Information Association, was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw Jr., then-chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Since then, BPEF has actively promoted the business media industry among college students nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarships. Over the last two decades, BMEF has placed over 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.

To learn more about BPEF, click here.

What is B2B Media?

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an overview video veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

To view the full video, click here.

Announcing the 2016-17 Visiting David Pecker Professor, Lisa Sharkey

The 2016-17 David J. Pecker Distinguished Professorship

image003Lisa Sharkey, senior vice president and director of creative development for HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, has been appointed the David J. Pecker Distinguished Professor for the 2016-17 academic year. This Distinguished Professorship enables Pace University to recruit and invite chief executive officers of major publishing companies and other industry leaders to teach and lecture within the M.S. in Publishing Program.

The Professorship allows Pace publishing students to learn from the most successful, innovative, and influential people in the publishing world; deepens the connection between students and the industry; exposes students to the latest insights, innovations, and trends in the business; enhances the Program’s already-glowing reputation and allows  it to compete both locally and nationally.

harpercollinsIn her role as the senior vice president and director of creative development for HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide Ms. Sharkey has overseen the acquisition of more than 40 New York Times best-sellers including the million-copy selling Through My Eyes – the inspiring memoir of Tim Tebow, and multiple #1 New York Times Best Sellers from rock star Sammy Hagar, reality star Lauren Conrad and diet guru Jorge Cruise.

images-2Her sports books acquisitions include bestselling titles from NY Yankees Legend Jorge Posada, MLB Manager Tony La Russa, Red Sox Poet Laurate Dick Flavin, and Claudia Williams, daughter of Ted Williams and an upcoming book by Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn, due out in fall 2016.

Sharkey’s music book acquisitions include memoirsby Tony Bennett, Pat Benatar, Gregg Allman, Cissy Houston, Toni Braxton and Mitch Winehouse (father of Amy).

conviction-the-untold-story-of-putting-jodi-arias-behind-bars-by-juan-martinezSharkey’s true crime acquisitions include Conviction by Jodi Arias Prosecutor Juan Martinez, Exposed by Jane Velez-Mitchell Stolen, Innocence by Elissa Wall, Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill and Imperfect Justice by Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton and the memoir Out Of Captivity by three men who were held hostage in the Colomban jungle by leftist rebels. All of these books were New York Times Bestsellers.

Sharkey also oversees all video and Facebook Live initiatives at HarperCollins including the Book Studio16 Youtube, Facebook and Instagram channels, which is the video arm of the publishing house.In November, her team will publish Settle for More, the debut book from Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly.

GMA6From 2000 to 2005 Sharkey was Senior Producer for ABC’s Good Morning America where she oversaw GMA’s on-air contributors and produced the second hour of the show. She ran the GMA medical unit, the financial news unit, headed up the consumer investigative team, the parenting unit, the home improvement and safety areas, and created and implemented multiple magazine partnerships. She has also written for Redbook and Child magazines, is a columnist for The Huffington Post and has appeared on national, syndicated and local news programs.

A two-time Emmy Award winner and ten-time Emmy nominee, Sharkey was also senior producer of the award-winning syndicated news program Inside Edition, and as President of Al Roker Entertainment in New York City from 2005 to 2007 she executive produced multiple documentaries and cable television programs including Profiles in Courage: A Kennedy Legacy which was hosted by Caroline Kennedy and aired on the NBC television stations. Lisa has been honored by a Peabody Award and a DuPont Award for her work at ABC covering the events surrounding September 11.

She and her husband, architect Paul Gleicher arimagese the co-authors of Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire published by Clarkson Potter in 2008. Sharkey is on the advisory board of Library for All, a not-for-profit organization which brings free e-books to students in the developing world and is a national public relations council member at her alma mater Washington University in St. Louis. Sharkey is also a mentor to US Military War Veterans through American Corporate Partners.

Ms.Sharkey will give two major lectures during the upcoming year and will assist in mentoring our publishing students. The Pace publishing faculty welcomes Ms. Sharkey and looks forward to working with her.

 

 

Events: February 25th-March 1st

February 25th-Reimaging the Literary Canon

Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Stree
New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

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Join Well-Read Black Girl’s debut reading featuring an extraordinary list of poets, fiction writers, and essayists. We’re celebrating Black History Month and the brilliant narratives of Black women. The event is free and open to the public.

Featuring:

  • Ashley Ford
  • Jenna Wortham
  • Morgan Parker
  • Camille Rankine
  • Nicole Sealey
  • Bsrat Mezghebe
  • Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • Kyla Marshell
  • Diamond Sharp

February 25th-John Wry

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street

Time: 7:00 pm -8:00 pm

johnwray_Losttime.thumbnailThe Lost Time Accidents is the triumphant, outsize return of Whiting Award-winning novelist John Wray. Coming on the heels of the best-selling Lowboy, it’s a wild ride through time, space, history, and science, with a burning core of heartbreak. Telling the story of a man unstuck in time, it’s a blisteringly inventive work that cements Wray’s reputation as a vanguard talent in American fiction.

John will be joined in conversation by another wide-ranging 21st-century talent, New York Times columnist and novelist Colson Whitehead, He’s the author most recently of The Noble Hustle, as well as Zone OneThe Colossus of New York, and sundry other modern classics, the recipient of Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships, and a fellow Whiting Award winner.

Buy a copy of The Lost Time Accidents or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

March 1st-Dear Younger Me

Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Stree
New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

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A night of readings about great advice not taken, guidance that led us astray and the many, many terrible decisions we can’t forget to celebrate the release of Dear Emma by Katie Heaney!

Come laugh (and cringe) along as Chiara Atik hosts a group of writers sharing the best and worst advice they’ve ever received.

Readers:

  • Katie Heaney
  • Arianna Rebolini
  • Tim Manley
  • Kevin Nguyen
  • Pilot Viruet
  • Meredith Haggerty
  • and MC Chiara Atik

Katie Heaney is a senior editor at BuzzFeed whose writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Vulture, The Hairpin, The Awl, and Pacific Standard, among other places. She is also the author of a memoir, Never Have I Ever, and co-author of the forthcoming novel, Public Relations

February 28th-Selfish Good Girl 

Over the Eight
594 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY  11211Time: 6:00 pm

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The premiere issue of Taylor Yates‘s feminist zine was subtitled “Second Button Gap,” reminding us that not even women’s shirts are made with women in mind — one very literal example of the demand to squeeze and tug and deform our bodies to fit a world so emphatically Not For Us. It’s about time we got Selfish. Join the magazine’s staff and contributors tonight for the launch of the latest issue, “Good Girl,”which examines the inherent fallacy of that label through memoirs, poetry, stories, visual art, photography, and just about any experimental medium that can be translated into print.

Revel in readings by Sable Elyse Smith, Giorgia Sage, Annie Frame, Darcie Wilder, and Alys Velazquez while browsing artwork by Gabi Pérez, Erin Shipley, Devika Sen, Rachel Cabitt, and Grace Mateo. Beer, snacks, and zines are available.

March 2nd-2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Award Finalists

Barnes & Noble
86th & Lexington Ave
150 East 86th Street

Time: 7:00 pm

The 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Award Finalists Mia Alvar (In the Country), Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), George Hodgman (Bettyville), Jill Leovy (Ghettoside), Sophie McManus (The Unfortunates) and Amy Ellis Nutt (Becoming Nicole) read from their acclaimed works.

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Pace Publishing Program 30th Anniversary

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Happy 30th Anniversary to the MS in Publishing Program!

A reminiscence of Fall 1985: The First Semester of Classes in the Publishing Program:sherman raskin

September 1985 was a very special month for Pace University and Dyson College. We had just recruited 24 talented students for the Pace Publishing Program and they were all set to begin classes to prepare themselves for the world of publishing. It was the first program to make publishing more than an accidental profession. The courses were held at the Midtown Center which was then at 535 Fifth Ave.

Six courses were offered the first semester and taught by outstanding professionals and academics. Robert Carter, formerly Vice President of Marketing at Doubleday, served as Internship Director and taught Principles of Publishing; Berenice Hoffman, well respected literary agent, taught Subsidiary Rights and the Function of the Literary Agent; Allan Rabinowitz, President of Scribner Book Companies taught Financial Aspects in Publishing and Burton Leiser, Edward J. Mortola Distinguished Professor, taught Ethics in Publishing. Dr. Karla Jay, distinguished Professor of English, taught Advanced Communications.  

The first class of students consisted of mostly humanities majors who had a commitment to communication. Most were humanities majors who had a commitment to communication. All were interested in entering a business that cherished ideas and language. Barbara Egidi, Program Manager, assisted greatly in bringing in that first class and continues to assist in the recruitment process. Jonelle Carter who was then working in Graduate Admissions was also a major factor for our success in recruiting that first class. She is a graduate of the program and presently living and working in Denmark. 

Ivor Whitson Pace University Board of Trustee member and President of Centerlink Communications insisted on developing a digital component asserting that digital publishing will change the business. His insistence endured the program currency and assisted in moving us into the twenty first century and publishing today. 

In addition to teaching the finance course, Allan Rabinowitz helped gather a professional advisory board to keep the program current. Ed Fitzgerald, Director of the Literary Guild and Book the Month Club, Ed Lewis, CFO of Hearst Magazines; Frank Gatti, CFO of the New York Times, Robert Stern, Partner at Arthur Anderson, Ed Ruzinsky, Partner of Deloitte Touche; Larry Usdin CFO Ziff Davis; Joe Hanson, Publisher of Folio Magazine; Rochelle Evans, VP of Human Resources, Times Mirror Magazines; Maggie Nichols, Senior, Editor of Field and Stream Magazine were just a few prominent publishing professionals that assisted in moving the program.

Prof. Rabinowitz was also instrumental in introducing me to David Pecker, President and Publisher of American Media Inc. Mr. pecker and his wife Karen have been dedicated to publishing and publishing education developing the David Pecker Professorship and David Pecker scholarship. 

The Pace Publishing program is now thirty years old and has become internationally prestigious program. Graduates of the program come back to teach for us.

We are now at 551 Fifth Avenue, have 90 to 100 students enrolled in the program per year, offer courses online and in the classroom and have an alumni base that fully supports the Pace program and s totally dedicated to publishing education.

-Sherman Raskin

It has been 30 years since Professor Sherman Raskin founded the program in 1985. The publishing industry was more than slightly different back then. Today students are repeatedly reminded that the industry is in a state of change, but do we know how much it’s changed in the last 30 years?

Let’s go back in time:

1983: The era of desktop publishing began with the first inexpensive laser printers and computers

1994: For the first time in history, chain bookstores outsold independent stores, signaling what many fear to be the death of smaller booksellers at the hands of superstores

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1995: Amazon went online as a bookstore selling physical books

1996: Traditional newspapers launched online versions for the Internet

1996: Jacobson and Comiskey patented E-Ink technology.

1997: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is published in the U.K. It came to the U.S. in 1998 as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and becomes a blockbuster bestseller.   As of May 2015, the books in the series have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling book series in history.

1998: Google was founded and it vastly improved information retrieval in the Internet

1999: Self-publishing took off after Blogger was founded. People began to write on free blogs online.

2004: Facebook was launched and social media was changed forever.

2005: YouTube went online and video sharing on the Internet became mainstream

2005-2006: The rise of news and information blogs.

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2006: Twitter debuted and gave a new meaning to short form publishing while becoming a popular source for breaking news and information outside of traditional media.

2007: iPhone launched and mobile phones started to become an important medium for web consumption.

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2007: Amazon released Kindle and soon E-Ink readers began to gain traction.

2010: Apple announced the iPad, the first commercially profitable tablet computer. EBooks became more popular that ever before.

2011: For the first time, eBooks out sold printed books at Amazon.

Sources: http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/timeline-a-brief-history-of-publishing/80154

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Susan Katz Announcement

Dear Students and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to announce Susan Katz as the David Pecker Professor.  Ms. Katz was formerly President and Publisher of Harper Collins Children’s Books. She was appointed to that position in 1996 and has spent twenty eight years professionally committed to publishing and Harper Collins. Under her leadership, the children’s books division has earned numerous awards. She has worked with many authors and illustrators including Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak. It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as the David Pecker Distinguished Professor for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Ms. Katz first lecture, is entitled “Creating a Best Seller: The Author, the Editor and the Publisher.”  Ms. Katz will explore the making of a bestselling picture book series, which has sold over 30 million copies. She will discuss the publishing process from inspiration of the text to its appearance on the New York Times best seller list. Her first lecture will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor, from 6-8p.m.

It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as professor  and mentor to our students. I look forward to seeing you on October 29, 2015 at her first lecture.

Sincerely,
Prof. Sherman Raskin

Director, MS in Publishing
Director, Pace University Press
Pace University

 

 

Pace Event: An Evening With Angela Davis

734Angela-Davis_0On Tuesday, October 20, the Office of Multicultural Affairs brings scholar and activist Angela Davis to Pace’s NYC Campus for an evening of reflection and conversation on the importance of sustained social justice movements, activism, and student engagement.

Rising to prominence as a counterculture activist in the 1960s, Davis was a leader of the Communist Party in the United States and was closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. In later years, she became a professor of at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and worked in their History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies departments. She is the author of Women, Race & Class, and advocates for gender equity, prison reform, and alliances across color lines.

Conversations in Action: An Evening with Dr. Angela Davis

Tuesday, October 20
Schimmel Center
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

This program is made possible through a student opportunity grant. For more information, e-mail Raziyah Eure at re30776n@pace.edu or Jonelle James at jj94695n@pace.edu. For telephone inquiries, please call Denise Santiago, PhD, at (212) 346-1546. 

October 1st- Job and Internship Fair

 

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Tomorrow is the Job and Internship Fair! To date, there are 125 employers joining Pace that day! Register here if you have not already done so and see a complete list of employers with internship and full time position descriptions for which they are recruiting: http://bit.ly/NYCFairFL15

Welcome Back, Students!

September 9, 2015

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

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I hope you enjoyed your summer break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 33 new students and 59 current students enrolled in the Pace Publishing program for the Fall 2015, a total of 92 students this semester. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term. This semester is very special because we are celebrating our 30th anniversary of the Publishing program!

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Please mark your calendars for the following publishing events. Susan Katz will give the fall semester lecture as the David Pecker Visiting Professor on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Ms. Katz was formerly president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books and will serve as David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for the 2015-16 academic year. Her lecture will take place in the Bianco Room at 1 Pace Plaza at the NYC campus from 6-8pm. She will discuss issues currently facing the publishing industry. Refreshments will be served.

Another major event and date to place on your calendar is Tuesday, November 10, 2015. At that time the Pace University Publishing Department will host the sixth Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner that will celebrate student excellence. The Student Appreciation Dinner will be held at 163 William Street, 18th floor from 6 to 8pm. The dinner gives us opportunity to recognize student and alumni achievement and the uniqueness of our publishing students and graduates, as well as celebrate our 30th anniversary. Please make every effort to attend both events.
We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions during the semester. My very best to you for a successful fall term.

Sincerely,

Sherman Raskin
Professor English/Publishing
Director MS in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press