Linda Bathgate

Linda Bathgate

Professor Bathgate is the publisher of Communication and Media Studies at Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis. She has acquired academic and scholarly titles for this list since 1997, and she also commissioned academic communication journals for the first 10 years of her tenure. Professor Bathgate’s prior publishing experience includes editorial work in professional publishing roles at John Wiley & Sons and RIA Group. She is an alumna of the Pace M.S. in Publishing Program, and has been teaching the PUB 624 “Editorial Principles and Practices” course since 2008. While a student at Pace, she worked as the graduate assistant for the program, and helped to publish Opportunitas: The History of Pace University. Professor Bathgate’s undergraduate degree in Literature is from the University of California at San Diego, and she worked as a technical editor before establishing her career in publishing.

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 the Content Lab Editor of The Stir at CafeMom, where she creates, curates and packages compelling lifestyle and parenting content. She works with writers and fellow editors to deliver best-in-class online articles, quizzes and slideshows to millions of readers every day, and aligns with the social media and advertising teams to promote and sponsor that content.

Previously, she was Deputy Editor of The Bump, where she worked with top writers, OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other industry leaders to deliver high-quality fertility, pregnancy and parenting information to millions of expectant and new parents. Professor Mauer was also responsible for all editorial for The Bump Magazines, a large network of local pregnancy and parenting print publications. Online, she launched several highly popular pregnancy and parenting tools and apps, and she top-edited all new content. Before that, Professor Mauer was Senior Editor of iVillage, where she edited news and health content for its Pregnancy and Parenting vertical

Professor Mauer also been an editor at Condé Nast, Bridal Guide and Hearst Magazines. She’s freelanced for a wide variety of magazines and websites and has had bylines in SELF, Parents Magazine, GoodHousekeeping.com, and many others. She’s coauthored three books on weddings and relationships.

Professor Mauer is an alumna of the Pace MS in Publishing Program and holds a BA 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!