Publishing Program Celebrates 25 Years

  Confucius Institute Inauguration
    The Pace Publishing Program has a strong collaboration with the Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, one of China’s largest publishing companies.

Twenty-five years ago Pace University founded its Masters of Science in Publishing Program to make publishing “more than an accidental profession,” explains founding Program Director Sherman Raskin, who continues to oversee the program.

It started with 24 students, and today has 150 students enrolled including 40 who are completing the program fully online, as well as nearly 400 alumni working in the publishing industry.

Staying Ahead of the Curve
The program, offered at the university’s Midtown New York City campus, educates professionals in all aspects of the ever-evolving publishing business including books, magazines, and new technology.

“The program reflects the dynamic changes in the industry and prepares students for the recent changes in technology,” said Professor Raskin. “One of the three marketing courses offered this semester gives students the opportunity to use the Kindle and download their materials for the course in the Amazon E-book.”

Worldwide Reputation
The program is recognized both nationally and internationally and continues to grow and build a worldwide reputation. Professor Raskin was recently invited to the Frankfurt Book Fair by Phoenix Publishing Media Group to give a talk on Chinese Publishing in the U.S. The Global Chinese Publishing Forum invited professionals to discuss issues facing Chinese publishers today. In February and May faculty will offer corporate training stressing digitalization publishing today to major publishing organizations from China.

  David Pecker
    A scholarship fund and distinguished professorship have recently been established by David Pecker, President of American Media Inc.

The program’s Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished authors, editors, and senior executives from such publishers as McGraw Hill, Pearson Education, Condé Nast, and John Wiley & Sons who take an active role in keeping the curriculum current with the needs of today’s industry.

Internship placements with leading magazine and book publishing houses including Simon Shuster, Harper Collins, Springer Publishing and American Media Inc., provide opportunities for students to build on their knowledge with hands-on experience.

David J. Pecker Visiting Professorship Established
A 25th anniversary celebration of the program was held on November 6, 2009 at the Midtown Executive Club, at which Michael Healy, Executive Director of the Book Registry Group, was officially appointed as the inaugural David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for 2009-10. The professorship is funded by David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Media, Inc. (AMI) and a Pace alumnus, who also attended the celebration. Mr Healy is responsible for working with publishers and authors to address the issues pertaining to the Google Settlement. Mr. Healy presented his first lecture on November 16, 2009 addressing the future of the industry and the Google settlement. He will give a second lecture in February and mentor students during the year. Read more about the David J. Pecker Visiting Professorship.

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Pace University’s publishing program was featured in November 2009 issues of Publishers Weekly and Publishers Lunch.