Yale Publishing Course

Over 20 countries were represented during the Yale Publishing Course (YPC) this summer. Participants traveled from as far as Chile, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Croatia, Greece, Australia, Holland, Korea, and China.
Tina Weiner, director of the Yale Publishing Course, works year round to bring together innovators and leaders in the publishing industry for two-weeks at Yale, and develops a new curriculum for the programs each year.
Leading industry CEOs, editors-in-chief, and presidents share their insights and expertise with participants during the Yale Publishing Course. Bob Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast, spoke to participants about the “modern magazine” and “media vs. medium.”
Participants have the opportunity to talk and interact with speakers and advisers throughout the program and to sign up for one-on-one office hours. Here, Robert Baensch, YPC adviser and president of Baensch International Group Ltd., speaks with a participant during one of the breaks.
Because of the intimate environment cultivated during the course, speakers like Cynthia Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour, talk candidly with the participants about challenges and opportunities.
YPC speakers host tables during meals so conversations can continue outside the classroom. Michael Jacobs (center), YPC speaker, current Yale student, and president & CEO of Abrams Books, talks with Armin Sinnwell (left), publisher, wissenmedia/Bertelsmann, Munich, and Melanie Falick, publishing director, STC Craft, Abrams Books, Beacon, New York.
YPC participants toured Yale campus and spent time at the Beinecke Library discussing the future of collections and archives. Pictured here is Hala Al Gergawi, managing editor of AnaZahra.com and Abu Dhabi Media Company, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The program maintains a brisk pace, with over 30 speakers during each program, yet participants have time to develop relationships and network. Here are (left) Prameshwari Sugiri, chief community officer, Femina Group, Jakarta Indonesia and Catherine Neville, publisher and editor, FEAST, St. Louis, Missouri.
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The Yale Publishing Course held two week-long programs this summer: “Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing” (July 15-20) and “Leadership Strategies in Magazine & Digital Publishing” (July 22-27). The programs aim to provide print and digital publishing professionals with the skills they need to prosper in a time of unprecedented change and opportunity.
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