Careers in publishing have always attracted people with talent and energy and a love of reading. Those with a love of literature and language, a respect for the written word, an inquiring mind, and a healthy imagination are naturally drawn to an industry that creates, informs, and entertains.
For many, publishing is more than a business; it is a vocation that constantly challenges and continuously educates. For people who have always worked on school publications, spent hours browsing in bookstores and libraries, or subscribed to too many magazines, choosing a career in publishing is a logical means to combine personal and professional interests.
The Publishing Course was originally founded in 1947 at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts where it thrived as the Radcliffe Publishing Course. In 2001, the course moved to Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. New York City is the heart of American publishing and the Publishing Course has taken every advantage of its new location while building on its strong legacy