NYU-SCPS Center for Publishing to Feature Top Industry Experts at 33rd Annual Summer Publishing Institute

Who’s who of NYC’s book, magazine, and digital publishing sectors to help train the next generation of publishing professionals

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.

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Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.