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Dear Students and Colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure to announce Susan Katz as the David Pecker Professor. Ms. Katz was formerly President and Publisher of Harper Collins Children’s Books. She was appointed to that position in 1996 and has spent twenty eight years professionally committed to publishing and Harper Collins. Under her leadership, the children’s books division has earned numerous awards. She has worked with many authors and illustrators including Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak. It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as the David Pecker Distinguished Professor for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Ms. Katz first lecture, is entitled “Creating a Best Seller: The Author, the Editor and the Publisher.” Ms. Katz will explore the making of a bestselling picture book series, which has sold over 30 million copies. She will discuss the publishing process from inspiration of the text to its appearance on the New York Times best seller list. Her first lecture will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor, from 6-8p.m.
It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as professor and mentor to our students. I look forward to seeing you on October 29, 2015 at her first lecture.
Prof. Sherman Raskin
Director, MS in Publishing
Director, Pace University Press
Networking is a critical skill in advancing your career. Professor Andrea Baron has worked in publishing for over 20 years, starting her career in book design, and adding experience in consumer marketing and print and digital production. She worked with some of the largest consumer magazine publishers, including Condé Nast, Time Inc., American Express Publishing , The New York Times Magazines, and Ziff-Davis. She has organized and developed digital workflows and production processes for titles such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Family Circle, Fitness, and PC Magazine.
In her 10+ years of teaching in the Publishing program, she has been asked lots of advice on networking and job- and internship-hunting.She has been teaching magazine publishing in the program , with the goal of giving students a thorough grounding in the field and bringing them deeper into the industry. She teaches courses in production and design, consumer marketing, and an introduction to magazine publishing.
Professor Baron has shared this article, “How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice”, from the New York Times , which gives a terrific summary of the most effective way to go about networking . She hopes you’ll read it and share it.
Here is a snippet of the article :
“So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a networking parasite.
Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town. If they leave it up to you, give them three options and let them pick the one that works best.”
To read more click the link below.
The M.S in Publishing blog would like to officially welcome and introduce you to the Graduate Assistants and Student Aides for the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about your classmates and their positions within the department.
Student Aide, Publishing Office
Brittany Fuller is a first year student in the M.S. Publishing Program, who also graduated from Pace University, Pleasantville in May of 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Journalism, and a double minor in Marketing and Gender & Women Studies.Born and raised in New York City, Brittany has always had a passion for writing and reading, which led and inspired her dream of working in the magazine industry as an editor. Brittany has interned for Westchester Magazine,where she worked with the editorial team and assisted the design department with their annual Wedding Shoot. With the knowledge she will gain from the program, she hopes to integrate her experience and knowledge of journalism,advertising, marketing and public relations to better serve the publishing industry. In her spare time she reads, watches television and spends time with her friends and family.
Mary Katherine (MK) Cornfield
Graduate Assistant , Pace Press
Mary Katherine (MK) Cornfield, graduate student for the Pace University Press, is a first year student in the M.S. Publishing Program at Pace. She graduated from SUNY Oswego with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing in December 2014. MK has interned at various places taking on editorial positions in order to learn more about publishing. She has always enjoyed editorial work, which led her to pursue a career in the publishing field. MK plans to learn every aspect of publishing throughout her Master’s studies in order to know where she will fit best in the industry. In her spare time, MK enjoys writing flash fiction, playing Scrabble, and participating in fantasy football.
Jordan Hill- Forney
Graduate Assistant , Publishing Lab
Jordan Hill-Forney is the Lab Graduate Assistant at Pace University. She is from St.Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and graduated from Seton Hill University (SHU) with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Communications. While an undergraduate student she first gained work experience while interning for the SHU Marketing department and the National Catholic Center of Holocaust Education. In the summer of 2014 she attended the New York University Summer Publishing Institute where she received a certificate in Magazine and Book Publishing. Last fall she interned at Development Counsellors International, a travel marketing agency, where she learned how to market travel destinations including her home, the USVI. At Pace she hopes to learn about digital marketing in the publishing industry.
Lab Assistant, Publishing Lab
Weijia Wei is a student from Nanjing, China. In June 2014, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media from Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology. Weijia has had great internship experiences working for the International Labour Organization in United Nations and creates news content in text as well as multimedia formats, for dissemination through website and social media platforms. He has a lot of interest in book marketing and digital publishing.
Graduate Assistant , Pace Press
Angela Taldone graduated from Bridgewater College in May 2015 with a B.A. in English. Born in Manhattan, raised in the Poconos, and college-educated in Virginia, Angela is excited to be back in NYC to complete her M.S. in Publishing at Pace University. Having a love for books as well as grammar and editing, she knew that publishing was the field she wanted to be in. In preparation for her career and time at Pace both as a student and graduate assistant, Angela completed internships and jobs in areas ranging from marketing to media relations to copy editing. Her career interests include editorial and marketing in book publishing, but Angela hopes to find interest in other areas as she makes her way through the publishing program. In her spare time, Angela enjoys trying new restaurants as well as revisiting old favorites on a regular basis. Currently, she is attempting to try every item on the menu at Champs Diner, which is an all-vegan diner and bakery in Bushwick.