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MS in Publishing Blog

Pace University Publishing students have the advantage of studying in the heart of the publishing industry. We provide our students with guidance through every step of their academic careers and offer numerous opportunities for students to gain professional experience through internships, graduate assistantships, and scholarships.

The MS in Publishing Blog is a vital part of our graduate program and serves as an essential resource for current students, alumni, and faculty. One of the main objectives is to provide currently enrolled students, prospective students, and alumni with a forum for departmental news, job and internship opportunities as well as alumni and faculty profiles and interviews. The blog showcases the uniqueness of the program and also provides the opportunity to students to write and publish pieces related to the industry.

The blog is also home to a variety of posts that promote industry panels, events and organizations, and interesting news articles thus enriching the graduate experience for both students and alumni. The blog editors also send out a newsletter weekly about new internships and jobs in the industry, just for Pace students. The blog has helped us to solidify key industry relationships by cross promoting events and news which in turn, has opened up even more opportunities for our students. The “Publishing Links” section highlights some of our most valued relationships and stellar resources for all who visit the blog.

We have had more than 20,000 views of our site, which is in large part due to the unique, practical, interesting, and timely information we post here. Our most popular feature is our monthly “Alumni in the Spotlight” interview, which highlights some of our most successful graduates. Current students find this feature useful for networking purposes. Alumni use the feature to reconnect with their classmates, to showcase their skills and accomplishments when they’re interviewed and add to their resumes as they progress through their careers. We also regularly profile our faculty, staff, advisory board members, and guest lecturers to give our readers a real sense of the extraordinary quality of our courses and program.

The regular blog features we post weekly include:

And monthly we post:

To find out more information about the blog please contact the blog editors, Brenna Haney, bh42078@pace.edu and Melissa Rechter, mr08928n@pace.edu.

The MS in Publishing Lab

The M.S. in Publishing Lab is located in room 809 of the Fred F. French Building at 551 5th Avenue. The M.S. in Publishing Program’s state-of-the-art multimedia contains 30 computers. With the advancements of technology in the publishing industry, the lab is regularly updated with the most up-to-date Adobe Creative Suite software.

The lab is open to students during its regularly scheduled hours and is a wonderful environment for students to work and interact with others in the publishing program. The lab is open Monday through Friday. Hours are assigned and posted each semester.

Student Appreciation Event

A student appreciation event is held each spring to honor both current students and alumni of the program. All currently enrolled students are invited to attend and these events provide students an opportunity to network with faculty, alumni, and publishing professionals.

Industry Organizations and Collaborations

Industry organizations are an important part of the MS in Publishing program in that our association with them allows students exclusive access to industry events and conferences for educational and networking purposes. Each year our students have the opportunity to volunteer at or to attend the Book Expo (BEA) (when in New York), the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Annual Meeting, the Folio Show, and other prestigious publishing events.

Eliot DeYoung Schein Lecture Series

The Eliot DeYoung Schein Lecture was created in 1999 by former Pace University Publishing Professor Eliot DeYoung Schein with the intention of giving students the opportunity to learn from and meet publishing executives. Past lecturers include Amy Gross, former editor-in-chief of O Magazine, and Joseph Hanson, Former Chairman of Professional Media Group LLC and founder of FOLIO magazine.

The 2019 Eliot DeYoung Schein Lecturer is Amy Astley

Amy Astley is editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest. Astley began her career at House & Garden and followed this position at Vogue where she began as a Beauty Associate and later became Beauty Director. During her 13 years at Vogue she edited the fashion section called INDEX and helped launch numerous projects, including Teen Vogue under the guide of Anna Wintour.

Photo credit: Collin Hughes for the New York Times

The following distinguished professionals have served as Eliot DeYoung Schein Lecturers:

Amy Gross, Former editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine for eight years, as well as five years as the features editor at Vogue, editorial director of Elle, and editor-in-chief of Mirabella.

Bonnie Fuller

Bonnie Fuller, Currently working as the President and Editor-in-Chief of HollywoodLife.com. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Ms. Fuller successfully established herself by moving to New York City to become the Editor-in-chief of YM Magazine, where she grew circulation from 700,000 to 1.7 million. During her career, she has been the launch editor of American Marie Claire magazine, Editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, and Editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine. In 2002, Ms. Fuller joined US Weekly as Editor-in-chief, and in 2003 served as Executive Vice President and Chief Editorial Director of American Media Inc., where she was responsible for overseeing AMI’s weekly and monthly magazines including Star, Shape, Natural Health, Country Weekly, and Men’s Fitness.

Joseph Hanson, Chairman of Professional Media Group LLC and founder of FOLIO magazine. His company, Hanson Publications, Inc., developed the FOLIO: Show, a successful trade show and conference for the magazine industry. He also launched the FOLIO: 400, which was a comprehensive review of the largest magazines in America. Mr. Hanson also created the Publishing Hall of Fame, which each year honored magazine publishing executives for making significant, career-long contributions to magazine and book publishing.

Neil De Young

Neil De Young, Executive Director of Digital Media for Hachette Book Group. His responsibilities at Hachette include digital business development and strategy, eBook development, and website product management.  Mr. De Young reviews and assesses new business opportunities for Hachette, including contract negotiations and profit and loss assessment.  Prior to his position at Hachette, Mr. De Young held various positions at Scholastic, Inc.

Michael Cairns, Chief Operating Officer for the Online Division of Publishing Technology. Mr. Cairns is responsible for the company’s IngentaConnect and pub2web content platforms which support over 250 book and journal publishers located around the world. He is currently a member of the BISG board of directors and a prior member of the Association of American Publishers board of directors.

Deirdre Bair

Deirdre Bair, Critically acclaimed author of five biographies, including Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography (1991)and Anais Nin: A Biography (1996), both chosen by the New York Times as “Best Books of the Year.” Bair received the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography (1990). Her last two books were Calling it Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over (2007) and the critically acclaimed Saul Steinberg: A Biography (2012), about the celebrated illustrator and cartoonist. Bair is a literary journalist and former professor of Comparative Literature, who writes and speaks frequently about travel, feminist issues, and cultural life.

Robert Evanson, Director of Forbes since 2005, and from 2003 to 2008 was an advisor to Apax Partners, Inc. and The Parthenon Group. From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Evanson worked at The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., leading up to President of McGraw-Hill Education. Before that, Mr. Evanson held various posts at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. including Chief Financial Officer and CEO of Sea World Theme Parks and was a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Evanson received a B.B.A. from St. John's University and an M.B.A. from New York Institute of Technology.

Susan Katz

Susan Katz, President of Harper Collins Children’s Books, gave the 2010 annual Eliot DeYoung Schein lecture on April 14, 2010 to an audience of publishing graduate students and publishing faculty at the Midtown Executive Club. Ms. Katz described the state of children’s book publishing today and the strong influence technology has on the business.

Ms. Katz began her career at Harper Row in 1987 as the Publisher of the College Division. In 1993 she became the Group Vice President of Education, managing the School and College Division of the Company. In 1996 she became President of the Children’s Book Division which is her current position.

The Eliot DeYoung Schein lecture honors Mr. Schein’s memory and recognizes his contributions to the Pace Publishing program.