New Magazine Course Starts in Summer II!

Prof. Baron (left) with Chinese visiting professor Linda Zhu at Time Inc.

If you were wondering how to get a jump on your coursework for next year, consider my new course in Principles of Magazine Publishing (601D) that is being given during the Summer II semester. There are no prerequisites and it satisfies the 601 requirement.  It will be a completely new course, covering the unique social and historical role of magazines, the conditions in the industry, editorial goals, recent trends and changes in marketing and promotion, jobs and organization, workflows, and an in-depth discussion of digital platforms. It is a “live” course and will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

There will be guest speakers – editors, designers and marketers – bringing their perspectives to the class, as well as in-class projects. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

-Prof. Andrea Baron

The Independent Book Publishers Association Conference

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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

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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.