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Program Name: The Columbia Publishing Course
Education Awarded: Certificate of completion
Description: During the first weeks the course concentrates on book publishing, from manuscript to bound book, from bookstore sale to movie deal. Students study every element of the process: manuscript evaluation, agenting, editing, design, production, publicity, sales, and marketing. Students also learn about different types of publishing houses, publishing strategies, and career paths. The class then divides into small groups for a seven-day book workshop.

Magazine and web professionals lecture on every facet of magazine and website publication, from planning, writing and design to marketing, promotion and distribution. Through lectures and regular assignments, students learn what it takes to publish a successful magazine and launch a profitable website. In the magazine/digital workshop, students work in small groups to develop proposals for new magazines or websites.

During the course, every effort is made to prepare students for entry into the job market. Resume workshops are held throughout the course, giving students the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionals to develop their resumes. Human resources professionals talk to students about interviewing and the process of finding a job. The course ends in a job fair where students can meet representatives from the publishing industry and begin their job searches.
Location: New York, NY
Columbia University School of Journalism
Length: 6-week program
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