NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing to Host NYUSPS Summer Publishing Institute 40th Anniversary Reunion

June 14 Event Will Feature Vanessa K. De Luca ’93, Former Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE, as Keynote Speaker and a Panel Discussion With Graduates of the Program Who Are Senior Publishing Professionals

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NEW YORK, June 7, 2018—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media will present the Summer Publishing Institute’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, June 14. Vanessa K. De Luca '93, former editor-in-chief of ESSENCE, will be the keynote speaker.

A panel discussion will feature alumni from each decade of the Summer Publishing Institute’s 40 years. Publishing has undergone a major transformation in the past four decades with digital technology changing the rules of the game. Participants will hear first-hand stories of publishing through the decades and gain an inside look at the industry then and now. The discussion will be followed by a reception.

Panelists include:

  • Vanessa K. De Luca ‘93, Former Editor-in-Chief, ESSENCE [Keynoter]
  • Lauren Purcell ‘93, Magazine Media Director, NYU Summer Publishing Institute [Moderator]
  • Sylvia Barsotti ‘78, Director, Parenting Editorial, Highlights for Children
  • Marshall Crook ‘05, Video Producer, NBC News Digital
  • Judy Hottensen ‘82, Associate Publisher, Grove Atlantic
  • Josh Marwell ‘80, President of Sales, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Richelle Szypulski ‘15, Assistant Digital Editor, Travel + Leisure

The 40th anniversary celebration will take place on June 14, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, 60 Washington Square South (between Thompson Street and La Guardia Place).

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Summer Publishing Institute

The Summer Publishing Institute is designed for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and for young professionals who are interested in careers in book and magazine publishing. It immerses students in an intense, six-week study of books and digital/magazine media. The program combines workshops, strategy sessions, and presentations by some of the leading figures in publishing. Faculty members and speakers introduce students to the editorial, marketing, creative, business, sales, and digital aspects of the industry. The program also places a large emphasis on using content creation and business strategies to create hypothetical media brands and publishing companies.

This intensive program is taught by top professionals in the industry, including CEOs, publishers, editors, digital strategists, literary agents, video producers, designers, marketers, and publicists. Classroom learning includes lectures, workshops, and hands-on strategy sessions in subjects like content creation across all platforms, cover design, video shooting and editing, app development, manuscript editing, social media marketing, designing effective websites, and publicity and promotion. In addition, learning outside the classroom takes place during visits to major book publishing houses, independent bookstores, magazine media companies, and digital content companies across New York City. Students also have the opportunity to work at BookExpo, the largest gathering of publishers in the US.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing offers a range of innovative programs in publishing and digital media, including the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate program that prepares students for careers in books, and magazine and digital media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for rising high school seniors, recent college graduates, and young professionals who are interested in entry-level careers in media and in executive education programs in New York City and abroad. For more information about the NYUSPS Center for Publishing, visit sps.nyu.edu/publishing.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

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 26,000 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.