NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 - The Center for Publishing at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) will feature a host of industry leaders during its annual Summer Publishing Institute: Book, Magazine, and Digital Publishing. Now in its 33rd year, the program immerses students in an intense, six-week course of study that combines workshops, strategy sessions, industry visits and presentations that spotlight some of the top executives in publishing. The program runs from June 5 through July 15 and is designed for recent college graduates and young professionals eager to break into the publishing field. It explores the editorial, marketing and advertising, creative, business, sales, and digital aspects of the industry and culminates with participants creating actual launch plans for new print and digital magazine brands, and book imprints that are judged by industry executives.
Faculty members include more than 150 CEOs, publishers, editors, literary agents, digital leaders, designers, marketers, publicists, art directors, production managers, and authors, among others. The program’s format, which combines lectures with extensive interactive programming and visits to major publishing companies, bookstores and media conferences, provides students with professional feedback and the opportunity to network with industry leaders including:
- Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief, Glamour
- Edward Felsenthal, executive editor, The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, LLC
- Larry Hackett, managing editor, People
- David Granger, editor-in-chief, Esquire
- Lawrence Burstein, publisher, New York Magazine
- Thomas Allen, president and CEO, Association of American Publishers
- David Steinberger, CEO, Perseus Book Group
- New York Times bestselling authors Lawrence Block and Joshua Foer
- Michael Morrison, president and group publisher, HarperCollins Publishers
- Julie Grau, senior vice president and publisher, Spiegel & Grau, a division of Random House
“Our program is unprecedented not only in the depth of information that the students gain in such a short period of time, but also in the unparalleled access it provides to the leaders of the publishing industry,” said Andrea Chambers, executive director of the Summer Publishing Institute and academic director of the Center for Publishing at NYU-SCPS.
In addition, students receive training in publishing software programs and career counseling throughout the program, including résumé reviews by HR directors from publishing giants such as Hearst Corporation, Inc.; Random House, Inc.; Sterling Publishing; and Time, Inc. They visit companies such as Rodale, Gawker Media, Hearst Corporation, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin Group USA and are invited to a private visit with Barnes & Noble buyers before the store opens. At the program’s conclusion, students participate in a Career Fair where they interview with many of the nation’s leading publishing companies. Students also receive an NYU-SCPS certificate in publishing after completing the program.
For more information about the Summer Publishing Institute, please visit scps.nyu.edu/spi.