As a student in the M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media program, you have the distinct advantage of interacting with faculty and advisory board members who are senior-level publishing practitioners and innovators in their fields. They share their management perspectives and provide you with an inside view of day-to-day operations.
Faculty members include executives at major media companies, such as Simon & Schuster; Random House, Inc.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; HarperCollins Publishers; Scholastic, Inc.; Condé Nast; Meredith Corporation; Rodale Inc.; TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.; Newsweek, Inc.; and Time Inc. As part of their teaching, they employ industry-specific assignments, including the development of business and marketing plans for print and Web, search engine optimization strategies, and brand revisions. They lead you through analysis of timely issues, drawn from their own experiences, such as paid versus free content on the Web, e-book pricing and revenue models, as well as the shifting role of print.
Faculty members also serve as mentors. They invite prominent colleagues from the industry to be guest speakers. In some cases, they invite students into their own corporations for classroom sessions in the workplace. This provides another source of important networking opportunities.