Thomas August Di Mascio

Thomas August Di Mascio

The supply chain is the beating heart of the business of publishing. Continuously managing and optimizing it is what publishers do every day.  With twenty-five years of experience in publishing operations, Professor Di Mascio describes the business of publishing from a unique perspective.  Today, he is the Director of Supply Chain Management & Logistics at DC Entertainment and throughout his career has worked for many other distinguished publishers such as Penguin USA, John Wiley & Sons, and Berlitz Publishing.  The course he teaches, PUB 22H “Introduction to Supply Chain Management in Publishing,” examines several distinct publishing supply chains: i.e. traditional book market, specialty book market, newsstand, subscription, and electronic. Professor Di Mascio received his undergraduate degree in Economics and MBA from Rutgers University and his MS in Publishing from Pace University.

The Pace Publishing Blog featured Di Mascio in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in April 2013.

David Delano

David Delano

David Delano’s entire career has been about books. He has worked in book publishing since 1970, after attending Northwestern University and Loyola University, Chicago where he received a BA in English. His experience ranges from design to editorial management, from title acquisition to manufacturing, from production assistant to VP, and all the stops in-between.  Professor Delano’s publishing background was polished at places like Random House and Harper & Row and printing experience was earned with industry leaders like R.R. Donnelley, G.W. Banta, and W. A. Krueger.  Currently, he is the US representative for a global printing company, Toppan Printing, Hong Kong.  Professor Delano has taught at Pace since the early 2000’s.  He also lectures at the Columbia Publishing Seminar and the NYU Summer Publishing Program.  Professor Delano has also judged the New York Book Show three times.

The Pace Publishing Blog featured Delano in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in April 2012.

Elena Mauer

Professor Elena Donovan Mauer is a freelance writer and editor who creates content for a variety of print and online publications, including The Knot, The Bump, Parents, Real Simple, and Good Housekeeping.

Previously, she was Deputy Editor of The Bump, where she worked with top writers, OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other industry leaders to deliver best-in-class fertility, pregnancy and parenting information to millions of expectant and new parents. Online, Professor Mauer top-edited digital content and launched several highly popular pregnancy and parenting tools, as well as The Bump app. She headed editorial for The Bump Magazines, a large network of local pregnancy and parenting print publications. And she helmed the creation of two The Bump branded books.
Professor Mauer has also been an editor at CafeMom, iVillage, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide, and Lifetime Magazines. She’s coauthored three books on weddings and relationships.
Professor Mauer is an alumna of the Pace M.S. in Publishing Program and holds a B.A. in English from The Pennsylvania State University. She has been teaching Magazine Writing and Editing, Editorial Principles and Practices, and Specialized Publications since 2008.

 

 

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!

John Wiley & Sons Seeks Paid Intern for Spring 2011 Semester

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in Hoboken, NJ, is seeking a student who aspires to a career in the travel publishing industry to work with our Frommer’s travel guides and Frommer’s.com. As an intern in our Frommer’s department you will work with both traditional and digital publishing as a part of a team highly experienced professionals. Cited in the Princeton Review’s America’s Top 100 Internships as one of the best internships available for students, the Wiley program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience and learn from publishing professionals.

This will be a paid internship for the Spring 2011 semester. The student should commit to working at least 10 hours per week between our core business hours (8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.)

Requirements:

· Students must have completed their junior year or undergraduate study.
· Proficiency in MS Office
· Basic knowledge of HTML or XML preferred
· Travel experience preferred

Send your resume and cover letter to:

elatorre@wiley.com
Eva Latorre Drew
Employment and Employee Relations Specialist 111 River Street
Mailstop 3-02
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774

PLEASE EMAIL Prof. Jane Denning if you apply, interview for or get this position! Thank you.