The 2019-2020 distinguished professor of the ms in publishing program is richard sarnoff.
The lecture, titled Publishing: Past and Future, takes place on October 10, 2019. Sarnoff will cover a variety of themes related to the intersection of digital technology and publishing and how they’ve transformed the industry over the past few decades. He will also discuss the future of books, audiobooks, comics, graphic novels, and journalism. His lecture will be interactive, with audience participation encouraged and at times demanded.
In the article titled, Looking for Substance, Sharkey explains that after a five year long conversation with Jane Friedman, then CEO of HarperCollins she decided to leave her job at Al Roker Productions, and Good Morning America Senior Producer before that, to pursue book publishing.
She says that she was looking for a job with “more substance and something more closely aligned with my values.” Sharkey is now celebrating ten years in book publishing.