Vice-Cencom Fellowship Program

Center for Communication

VICE Media and the Center for Communication are launching a fellowship program, open to students across the country, that will place two journalism students from underrepresented communities at VICE in the Summer of 2016.

Participants in the program will intern at VICE for eight weeks during the summer and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations, arranged by the Center for Communication. The fellowship will cover travel, housing, and offer a $5,000 stipend for the fellows.

While at VICE, fellows will receive individual instruction and guidance from award‐ winning journalists, producers, and editors. Fellows will also have access to VICE’s state of the art edit suites, production studios and will be encouraged to create and present their own work for review at the end of the program. The Center will also organize three On Location events for the fellows to serve as an introduction to the NYC media landscape.

This fellowship is part of a series of initiatives designed to advance both organizations’ commitment to diversifying the media landscape and ensure greater access to careers in journalism for the next generation of innovative storytellers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWS:

  • Junior, Senior or graduate student
  • Must be a full‐time student who will not graduate prior to April 15, 2016
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism
  • Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply
  • Students should be fluent in digital technologies, social media, and actively creating original video content

APPLY:
If this sounds like you, click here to apply! Please send any questions about the fellowship to fellowship@centerforcommunication.org.

The Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship

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Each year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s MS in Publishing program who demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in, the business-to-business media industry.

This year, one student will be awarded the Edgell Scholarship and one student will be awarded the Littleford scholarship. This is a scholarship of $1000 paid directly to the student at the March 12th MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting.

The 2016 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, given by American Business Media, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B to B publishing and to think about how your publishing skills apply across industries. 

To apply, interested students 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 29th. 
 
You are required to submit the following materials:
  • A copy of your current resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation—one from a professor in the program and one from a current or former employer
  • A 2-5 page double-spaced personal essay on why you would like to intern for a B to B magazine, focusing on what you hope to gain from the experience or a 2-5 page double-spaced essay on what you see as the value of B to B magazines in the digital age.

About BPEF

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies, was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw Jr., then-chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Since then, BPEF has actively promoted the business media industry among college students nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarships. Over the last two decades, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.

To learn more about BPEF, click here.

About ABM

ABM, the association of business information and media companies, is the center of the global b-to-b ecosystem. As the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model — which includes business information, digital, print and events — ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. With more than $20 billion in annual revenues, ABM’s 200 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals, publish nearly 4,000 print and online titles, and host over 1,000 trade shows.

To learn more about ABM, click here.

What is B2B Media?

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an ABM video, veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

To view the full video, click here.

Link of the Week

 Link of the Week: LinkedIn

 

The Publishing industry has a strong focus on networking and professional connections with colleagues working in different companies.   Professional networking websites like LinkedIn offer publishing professionals the opportunity to connect with people in their working communities.  The MS in Publishing program recommends that students use LinkedIn to help them meet and connect with fellow students, alumni and professors. 

 

In addition to connecting to people through LinkedIn, you can become part of various groups that may provide job or internship opportunities.  Some Pace groups include the Pace Alumni group and the MS in Publishing group.  Publishing groups include Book Publishing Professionals, BookExpo America, and Publishing in the Digital Age.

News from the French Building

The MS in Publishing Blog would like to take this time to introduce our new feature, News from the French Building!   This section of the blog encourages Alumni, Faculty and Advisory Board members to share news about their publications, new jobs, recent successes, promotions and positions on boards with blog readers.  Anyone interested in submitting to this feature should contact Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu or the Publishing Office email account, puboffice@pace.edu.

 

We look forward to reading about all of your continued success!  Below are the first installments to this feature from recent program graduates, Hannah Bennett and Lisa Hartman.

 

Hannah Bennett graduated from the MS in Publishing program in December 2012. She interned with RosettaBooks during her last semester in the program, and began working with them full-time in January as the Production and Distribution Associate.  RosettaBooks is a leading independent ebook publisher, annually selling over 1,000,000 ebooks worldwide. Hannah’s job entails the quality assurance of ebooks, including working with digitizers and proofreaders to ensure the best possible products. RosettaBooks is a small and growing company, and Hannah is excited to be working with a forward-thinking company and expanding her knowledge of the ebook business.

 

 

“After spending the majority of my time in NYC while completing the MS in Publishing degree from Pace, I relocated back to my hometown of Columbia, Missouri in December for my final semester of the program. I was offered a position with Missouri.com, a start-up online magazine that highlights each major city and its culture. I was brought in as a Marketing Consultant for Columbia where I’ll be selling our digital marketing services to local business owners as well as help them set up their profiles on Missouri.com. Additionally, they decided to keep me involved in the design process of client websites and marketing materials based on my publishing background. Since Missouri.com was only launched two months ago, we will eventually be working together to further develop the editorial mission of the site and potentially begin writing feature articles for the city of Columbia. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and extremely excited to be involved in the creative process for Missouri.com.” -Lisa Hartman  http://missouri.com/columbia.

Link of the Week: New York Times Academic Pass

New York TimesFrustrated by the viewing limitations imposed by the New York Times website? Any visitor to their site used to have full and complete access to all of the stories archived there- it used to be a great resource for any student doing research or just looking to get informed on current events. Fret no longer, because the New York Times is now allowing unlimited 24 hour student passes for your desktop web browser or mobile device! Simply visit their Academic Pass website, register using your Pace e-mail address and you are on your way to unlimited New York Times articles.

Be sure to check out the Media and Advertising division of the Business section. There are tons of interesting articles about publishing, technology, and the current changes the industry is going through. It is a great place to find information about companies you might want to work for or case studies for assignments in class.