We spoke to Andrea Chambers and Tina Weiner about the NYU Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts as well as the Advanced Publishing Institute.


For those readers who don’t know, could you tell us a little more about the NYU Center for Publishing? 

The NYU Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts is the leader in graduate and continuing education studies in publishing and related fields. We offer three graduate degrees: the MS in Publishing, the MS in Translation and Interpreting, and the MS in Professional Writing. These three graduate degrees are all leaders in their fields and offer flexible programs for students seeking professional pathways in these disciplines. The MS in Professional Writing and MS in Translation and Interpreting are fully online.

In addition, the Center offers a summer intensive, the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, for recent college graduates and young professionals interested in entering publishing and media. This renowned four-week program offers an introduction to all key publishing and media functions including content development, marketing and publicity, sales, financial analysis and more.

The Center also offers more than 100 continuing education courses, largely online, in writing, copy editing, storytelling, video, podcasting, and much more.

The NYU Advanced Publishing Institute, our newest program, is designed to extend our educational pathway to the executive level for professionals interested in career enhancement and advancement through an in-depth one-week program that focuses on management and leadership strategies in publishing.


Where did the inspiration to launch the Advanced Publishing Institute come from?

As leaders in publishing education in the U.S., our mission is to support all learners at different stages of their professional development. We understand the importance of offering executive education to senior members of the publishing community. When the former Yale Publishing Course ended, we decided  to reimagine it for a post-pandemic audience. While the NYU Advanced Publishing Institute is a very different program with a focus on contemporary issues and challenges in publishing, it retains the same dedication to an immersive, interactive educational experience designed to enhance skills and deepen knowledge.


Tell us a little bit more about the programming and what you think attending publishers can expect?

The curriculum combines a focus on examining key issues and challenges faced by publishers today with sessions designed to hone managerial skills in a post-pandemic, hybrid workplace, plus deep-dive sessions on special topics, such as how to tackle innovations in technology, particularly AI and data analytics; practical approaches to increasing diversity,