MS in Publishing Award Winners for 2013


Jennifer Clare


Congratulations to Pace University MS in Publishing students, Jennifer Clare, Diana Cavallo, and Lindsey Ljungquist  on receiving the prestigious departmental Publishing Award for 2013.  These students were selected on the basis of their high GPA’s, contributions to the department, and outstanding academic experiences.





Diana Cavallo

Each of these young women took advantage of all that the program had to offer them and made a significant impact on all of the lives they touched during the course of their studies.   Their futures are as brightas they are and we  look forward to hearing about all of their future successes as they move ahead in their careers.  Jennifer Clare was also awarded the DYSON Award, an award given to an outstanding DYSON student who has excelled in every aspect of her studies and embodies Pace’s motto of OPPORTUNITAS. 




Lindsey Ljungquist

Each recipient has written a thank you note to express their gratitude for winning the Publishing Award.  Click on their names if you would like to read their Thank You Notes: Jennifer ClareDiana Cavallo, Lindsey Ljungquist. We are very proud of  Jennifer, Diana, and Lindsey, and wish them the best of luck in the future!

Pace Publishing Professor Quoted in Smartphone App Article

Pace MS in Publishing Professor Aaron Goldsmid was quoted in a very interesting article about a new Facebook messaging system that involves talking heads. Prof. Goldsmid teaches PUB 622J, the “Seminar on Books & Magazines: Practical Applications of Product Management in Digital Media” course with Professor Christine Ford, which offered during the Summer I class session.  Prof. Goldsmid currently works as a Digital Product Manager for Facebook.


  The Verge article by Ellis Hamburger chronicles the story of Facebook product designers, Joey Flynn and Brandon Walkin, who developed “Chat Heads.”  “Chat Heads” was designed to allow people to send text messages while doing other things on their smartphones.  Your contact’s face will appear in a bubble across the top of any smartphone app being used and allow you to effectively multitask!


Click here to read the full article from The Verge about how “ChatHeads” are becoming the future of Facebook messaging, and what Prof. Goldsmid thinks about it!

By: Diana Cavallo

A New Editor for The New York Times Book Review!

While The New York Times Book Review constantly changes its reviewed titles, it has recently been announced that a change has also been made in the Review’s editor.  Pamela Paul, the former features editor and children’s book editor, will succeed long-time editor, Sam Tanenhaus.  Paul is an award-winning author and journalist, and also contributes to other sections of the Times including Styles and Arts.  In an article for The Daily Beast, Tanenhaus said this of the new Review’s new editor: “I’m delighted Pamela will be the next editor…She’s an inventive, inquisitive journalist with a great feel for the changing moment and also for deep cultural currents. No less important, she is a wonderful colleague much respected by the TBR staff.” 


As a future member of the publishing industry, it was interesting to read about the new editor’s thoughts about the publishing industry from an interview with the Beast’s Steve Kettmann.  When asked about the future of books, Paul offers an opinion that comforts professionals worried about changing publishing trends: “a book, to my mind, is still one of the best ways to tell stories and deliver information and I don’t think it’s going anywhere. I think that’s a part of human nature.” She also cites her mother, who was also a writer, as a main source for her love of books, and goes on to say that she is currently reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  Paul brings an unique perspective to the New York Times Book Review editor position, since she has experienced her own reviews as an author.  To read the rest of her interview, click here.

By: Diana Cavallo

2013 Allan Rabinowitz Scholarship

At the Spring 2013 Advisory Board meeting, the MS in Publishing prorgam awarded the first Allan Rabinowitz Scholarship to a graduate student.  Award recipient, Diana Cavallo, will be graduating from the program this May.   This scholarship was created to recognize the achievement of a student in the study of financial aspects of publishing, and will be awarded annually.


Allan Rabinowitz worked as a finance and accounting professional, a Professor of Accounting and Publishing at Pace University for 50 years, and a MS in Publishing Advisory Board member.  This scholarship was funded by very generous Advisory Board members after Prof. Rabinowitz announced his retirement last year.


Prof. Rabinowitz graduated from Pace as a Public Accounting major and became an Auditor for an international CPA firm.  He later held many different positions including, Vice President of Finance at Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.,Vice President of Finance of Family Weekly, which is now known as USA Weekend, and Executive Vice President and Treasurer, and then President, of The Scribner Book Companies. 


As a Professor, he taught the Financial Aspects of Publishing since the program began and designed it around his personal experiences in magazines, books and newspaper industries’ accounting and finance departments.  The course introduces students to the basic concepts of accounting and finance, as it applies to the industry and helps them understand the budgeting process and how to read financial statements.

Read the rest of Allan Rabinowitz’s past interview with Prof. Denning.



Below is Diana Cavallo’s Award Acceptance Letter

I am very proud and honored to be the 2013 recipient of the Allan Rabinowitz Scholarship.  First I would like to thank the Advisory Board and Professor Sherman Raskin for granting me this honor.  The opportunity to gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the financial sector of the publishing industry has been invaluable.  I am very grateful to Professor Edward Monagle, for guiding me through the Financial Aspects of Publishing course and sharing his industry insights with the class.  He made exploring the finance world engaging and applicable to our future careers. 


Having grown up in New York City in an Italian-American immigrant family, my dream was to join the talented group of people who created the books that filled my childhood years.  The opportunities afforded to me by Pace University and Allan Rabinowitz Scholarship have helped me work toward achieving this goal.  As a Student Aide in the Publishing office, I am privileged to assist with our informational and engaging Publishing Blog and help facilitate program events. My recent experiences as a Simon & Schuster intern have allowed me to observe the inner workings of a very reputable publishing house and expand my knowledge of the Children’s and Young Adult genres.  As a Youth Representative to the United Nations for the Women’s National Book Association, I work to promote literacy, women’s rights and the important causes of the United Nations.


Thank you for acknowledging my commitment to academics and the publishing industry.


Diana Cavallo

Pace University, ‘13

News from Pace Students and the WNBA

 Pace University Publishing students have been lending their talent and ingenuity to the New York City chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.  The following are three articles that showcase what students have been learning from WNBA Career Panel events, positions they have acquired within the organization and how they have become involved with the United Nations through the WNBA.




WNBA Career Skills Panel Report

By Heather Allen

Heather Allen is in her second semester of the M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace University. She is the Social Media Coordinator for the WNBA-NYC, Social Media/ Marketing Intern for Touchstone

Books at Simon & Schuster, and holds a part-time editorial assistant position at Thieme Medical Publishers.


On Tuesday, a panel of six industry professionals spoke to an intimate group of publishing hopefuls. The panelists were:

  • Melissa Rosati, Co-Leadership Trainer, Pace University MS in Publishing Program
  • Alexis Bressler, Human Resources Specialist, Macmillan Publishers
  • Pauline Hsia, Literary Agent Assistant; WNBA-NYC Member, Young to Publishing Group
  • Justin Krass, Career Counselor, Pace University Career Services Center
  • Amy Saxon, Editorial Assistant at Bedford/St. Martin’s

 The night’s moderator was Andrea Baron ( WNBA-NYC Student/Young Professional Outreach Chair and Adjunct Professor, Pace University MS in Publishing Program).  Click here to read about the WNBA’s Career Panel. 



WNBA Member Monday: Meet Tqwana Brown!

Tqwana Brown, a former high school English teacher, is currently in her second semester of the M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace University. She is currently interning at a literary agency and will be taking over as Blog Intern for the WNBA-NYC Chapter.  The following is an interview about her experiences, conducted by Hannah Bennett, an alumni of the MS in Publishing Program and WNBA member.

Hannah: Congratulations on becoming the new Blog Intern for the WNBA-NYC blog!  How did you come to be involved in the world of publishing and in the WNBA?

Tqwana: Thank you! I’m very excited about this opportunity. I first heard of the organization last semester. I attended a few events, but it wasn’t until the blog editor position became available that I became an official member. Growing up, publishing wasn’t a career that anyone in my family even knew existed.  I entertained the idea briefly right after I completed undergrad (though it was magazines at the time), but nothing came of it. In fact, that’s when I first learned of Pace. After teaching high school for several years, the idea came back to me that this is where I’d rather be.

Hannah: What are some of your goals for the WNBA-NYC blog? What most excites you about this position?

Tqwana: Getting more member participation. Not just interviews, but guest blogs  and event reports. Members should feel like this is their blog, and the best way to do that is to get them contributing more. I want to increase visibility to the organization and grow our numbers. The majority of people currently entering and working in the field are female and our numbers should reflect that. I also want to work closely with Heather (social media coordinator) to help with that.

Click here to learn about Publishing student, Tqwana Brown’s involvement in the WNBA as the new Blog Intern.




News from the UN Youth Representative CornerUNCorner  

By Diana Cavallo and Jenna Vaccaro  

(The Women’s National Book Association is a
Non-Governmental (NGO) member of the
United Nations, supporting the UN in its goals.)


 Provisional Winter/Spring 2013 NGO Briefing and Events Calendar January–June 2013

“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
“As we commemorate International Women’s Day, we must look back on a year of shocking crimes of violence against women and girls and ask ourselves how to usher in a better future.
One young woman was gang-raped to death. Another committed suicide out of a sense of shame that should have attached to the perpetrators. Young teens were shot at close range for daring to seek an education.”
Click here to read the rest of Diana and Jenna’s article.  Please go the UN website to continue reading the Secretary-General’s full message.