The Independent Book Publishers Association Conference

IBPA

Currently Enrolled M.S. inPublishing Students and Faculty are cordially invited to attend the 2011 annual book publishing conference sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Called IBPA University, this conference will be held May 22nd and 23rd (before the BEA) at the Javitz Convention Hall in New York. There are some very interesting lecturers, including two from M.S. in Publishing Advisory Board members, Cevin Bryerman, the Associate Publisher of Publisher’s Weekly and Jennifer Weltz, a partner at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

If you are interested in attending some or all of the lectures, please email the Executive Director, Terry Nathan, at terry@ibpa-online.org.  Please copy Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu on the email to Mr. Nathan.

To select the sessions that you would like to attend in advance, please view their schedule here.

Please note that this is an expensive conference and you are asked to bring your own lunches but admission is free!  There will be a special section reserved for students during the keynote luncheon at 12:00 on Monday, May 23rd. If you would like to learn more about the conference,  visit the conference website.

Get the Chace to Participate in the 2011 BookExpo America!

BEAInterested in having the opportunity to participate in the 2011 BookExpo America?

BEA Autographing Program manager Dave Holton is looking for Pace University students willing to volunteer to assist in one of several areas at this year’s event. Areas that require an aide include BEA’s educational programs, the press office, the autographing program, and others.

This year, BEA will take place Tuesday through Thursday, May 24th through the 26th, and set-up will be on the preceding Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. If you can make yourself available for at least some of the set-up days and some of the show days, please send Mr. Holton a request for more information. He will send you more information and try and arrange a meeting prior to the BEA.

Include in your email:

1. Name, email address, phone, T-shirt size
2. School or business or “other” association
3. Days you think you can be available:

  • Set-Up Days – Sat, Sun, & Mon (May 22 – 23, 2011)
  • BEA Show Days – Tues, Wed, Thurs (May 24 – 26, 2011)
  • Though I can be flexible, please plan on a typical day being 8:30 – 5:00 day.

4. Your area(s) of interest at BEA; may be noted above or not.
5. What I should know about you! (Any history with the BEA? Special Interest? Work Situations?)

Contact Information:

Dave Holton
BEA Autographing Programs
dholton@aginet.com • 252-449-7580

ePortfolio Contest for Spring 2011

eportfolio

Show us who you really are for a chance to win!

Submit your ePortfolio to the spring contest!

Who can enter?
All undergraduate and graduate students in good standing with the University

What can you include in your ePortfolio?
Pictures, papers, videos, images, blogs, and anything else that captures your experiences in and outside of Pace University

What must you include in your ePortfolio?

  • A reflective statement on your Introduction page in the “Overall Reflections” box. The statement should answer the question “How does your ePortfolio reflect your personal and/or professional growth as you continue your studies at Pace University?” (250-500 words)
  • At least three complete ePortfolio pages

What are we looking for?

  • Content that reflects your personal and/or professional growth and that is delivered effectively, i.e. all links are active, all videos and photographs download properly, etc.
  • Organized, edited and proofread material
  • Creativity and originality

Where do you submit? Submit your ePortfolio through http://eportfolio.pace.edu

Deadline: April 22, 2011

Winners receive a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble and will be recognized at the ePortfolio Student Showcase on May 4th (Pleasantville) or May 5th (NYC) with an ePortfolio Certificate of Excellence!

Questions? Please contact eportfolio@pace.edu

Paid Internship Opportunity at Robb Report

Manhattan-based luxury resource website robbreport.com is looking for a journalism or magazine student to be responsible for general editorial tasks.

Responsibilities include fact-checking, writing short items for the website, and other miscellaneous duties.
Interns will be paid $8 an hour and work roughly 20 hours per work.

Interested students should contact Jill Newman, Executive Editor for Robb Report at jilln@curtco.com.

Scholarship Opportunity for Publishing Students!

UPDATE: 1/24/11: The date for the Publishing Board Advisory Meeting has been changed from the 16th to the 30th.

We are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2011 Robert Edgell Scholarship.

Each year American Business Media awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a student from Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing program who demonstrates an understanding of and interest in the business media industry.

American Business MediaFounded in 1906, American Business Media is positioned at the center of the global b-to-b (business-to-business) ecosystem. As the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model – which includes print publications, events, digital media and business information – ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. ABM’s approximately 300 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with well over $33 billion in annual revenues.

To learn more about ABM please go to their website at:

http://www.americanbusinessmedia.com

To apply, interested candidates must submit their application to: Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 21st. The applications will then be reviewed and a winner chosen by executives at ABM. The scholarship will be awarded at the MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, March 16th 30th.

Interested students must submit the following materials:

* A copy of your current resume
* 3 Letters of Recommendation; two from Professors in the program and one from a current or former employer
* A 3-5 page double spaced essay on one of the following topics:

1) Based on your understanding of the field, especially in today’s economic climate, what are some of the unique challenges faced by b-to-b publishers and what do you think you’d have to do to successfully meet these challenges? Specifically, what are the relative roles for (and ultimately the future of) print and electronic media?

2) You have just been named editor of a major b-to-b publication (pick any industry) that is examining its print/digital content strategy. What’s your view of the kinds of content business readers want in the magazine versus online and digitally? Explain your points.

3) How do social media change the role of the b-to-b journalist? How can b-to-b editors put social media and new technology to work to enrich their offerings for and their connectivity with their audiences?

4) Today, the media is generally in a major downturn in advertising revenue, which creates great pressure to come up with new sources of revenue. What is the appropriate role for journalists and editors in helping solve that problem?

5) Pick any current topic of interest in the general media and discuss how you would angle the story for a particular b-to-b audience. For example, you might look at how readers in the healthcare industry would want a b-to-b publication/Web site to cover the healthcare reform debate or what an audience of mortgage professionals might value in terms of the fallout from the sub-prime mortgage collapse.

6) Today new technology allows for faster access to information. In what ways cab b-to-b media take advantage of this new and evolving technology to get their messages to their audience?

Again, please note that the deadline is Monday, February 21st at 5:00pm. Good luck!