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foster interesting conversations and underscores publishing as
a global industry,” she says.
There’s one divide in the industry that is not racial, ethnic,
cultural, or geographic and that stubbornly remains: a gender
gap at the highest levels. All the program directors cited the
predominance of women as a constant factor in enrollment. And
yet, as Raskin notes, a dearth of women in CEO positions in the
The Digital Norm
“There’s nothing nondigital,” says John Rodzvilla, senior electronic publisher in residence and graduate program director for
publishing and writing at Boston’s Emerson College. “E-books
are normalizing and are just part of the industry.” But he adds
a caveat: “Magazines are different. They are still trying to figure
out print versus Web versus
what.” While it seems that just
yesterday the phrase digital
publishing struck fear and dread
in the hearts and souls of those
working in the industry, now
it’s a given that the hub of publishing and all its attendant
spokes are transmedia, multiplatform, and digitally
Chambers reports that “our
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