January 6, 2020

Women’s Media Group Establishes Scholarship for Young Women Interested in Publishing Careers Who Attend the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing - Summer Publishing Institute

NEW YORK, January 6, 2020—The Women’s Media Group (WMG), a New York-based nonprofit organization that is comprised of women who have achieved prominence in the many fields of the media industry, and who mentor young women interested in publishing careers, has established a scholarship for students who participate in the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing Summer Publishing Institute (SPI).

Each year, the $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to an admitted SPI participant who demonstrates leadership qualities and a commitment to publishing and media. Now in its 42nd year, SPI is a six-week intensive program of study for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and young professionals who are interested in book and magazine publishing, and digital media. On average, 83% of SPI students are young women entering these fields.

The program combines workshops, strategy sessions, and presentations by some of the leading figures in publishing. Students hear from more than 200 guest speakers on content creation, editing, marketing, sales, and the digital aspects of the industry. Hands on projects and dynamic networking events ensure students gain real world experience.

SPI 2020 will take place June 1 to July 10, 2020, in lower Manhattan. Students who apply by the January 31, 2020, priority registration deadline will be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship recipient will be notified in April 2020.

“We are so grateful to the Women’s Media Group for supporting the Summer Publishing Institute and for opening the doors to a future in publishing and media for a deserving student,” said Andrea Chambers, executive director of the NYUSPS Center for Publishing, who formerly served as a president of the Women’s Media Group. “The WMG has a long tradition of mentoring young women who are interested in careers in publishing, and of sharing perspectives and providing pathways in publishing. We are thrilled that SPI is the beneficiary of this generous funding, and look forward to working with the WMG leadership team on this important endeavor.”

“The Women’s Media Group is thrilled to announce a scholarship with the NYUSPS Summer Publishing Institute as part of our ever-expanding efforts to support and retain talented young women in the publishing and media sectors,” said WMG Board Member Cecilia de la Campa. “WMG has long been committed to mentoring and fostering young professionals through various educational initiatives, and with this scholarship we can support the education of a student and future publishing professional who has demonstrated leadership in advancing literacy and promoting diversity/underrepresented voices—a primary goal for our group as we look toward the future.”

De la Campa added, “NYUSPS SPI offers an incredibly rich and rigorous program, advancing many bright stars who enter the field, and we’re excited to be working with them.”

For media inquiries, please contact Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu or Michael DeMeo at michael.demeo@nyu.edu at NYUSPS; or Susannah Greenberg at publicity@bookbuzz.com at WMG.

About the NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media
The NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media 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, digital and magazine media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and young professionals who are interested in entry-level careers in media; and executive education programs, both in New York and abroad. For more information about the Center for Publishing, visit sps.nyu.edu/publishing.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
For 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYUSPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYUSPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYUSPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 27,000 NYUSPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world.

About the Women’s Media Group
The Women’s Media Group, founded in 1973, is a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in many fields of media. Its 250-plus members, drawn from book, magazine, and newspaper publishing; film, television, online and other digital media, meet, collaborate, inform and support one another as well as mentor young women interested in publishing careers. It seeks to advance the position of all women through the power of communication and media. It provides a forum for networking, career development, and advocacy. Activities include monthly meetings, seminars, cultural events. The group also runs a college fellowship for minority women. WMG is proud of the accomplishments and diversity of its members and seeks to advance the position of all women through the power of communication and media.

NYUSPS Contacts

Michael DeMeo

Alka Gupta