Publishing News


CPS students at 2022 commencement in cap and gown

In-Person Commencement Celebration Returns

June 21, 2022
This year’s school celebration was the first time it was held in-person since the traditional celebration was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduates, with masks, looked different than last time, but the core aspects of the celebration remained the same with inspirational speakers, special awards and the presentation of graduates.
Award presentation at 2022 Commencement

Career Insights: Giuliana Macaluso, MPS ‘22 in Publishing

June 13, 2022
Ms. Giuliana Macaluso is an outstanding 2022 graduate of the MPS in Publishing program and recipient of the 2022 CPS Graduate Distinguished Scholar Award. In this Alumni Profile, she shares insights about the impact of the program on her career.

MPS in Publishing Program Launches New Journal

March 29, 2022
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Publishing recently launched the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing (GWJEP), a new online journal managed by students in the graduate program, led by faculty member and editor-in-chief (EIC) Randy Townsend, Director of Publishing Operations, PLOS, and an editorial board of publishing leaders.

Join the GW Publishing Book Club

December 06, 2021
The M.P.S. in Publishing program at George Washington University is launching the GW Publishing Book Club, a space where publishing students, alumni, faculty, and publishing community members will read and discuss titles on the history of the book, the history of publishing, and similar topics.
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Publishing Students Contribute to Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations

September 13, 2021
More than a dozen GW Master of Professional Studies in Publishing students were able to gain “real world industry experience” while participating in a special projects editing course this summer. The students, under the direction of Publishing program director and associate professor John Warren and faculty member Randy Townsend (MPS 2011), contributed to volunteer efforts for the August 25 publication of the Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations.
John Warren

Professor Warren Plays Key Leadership Role in Post-COVID Academic Innovation Task Force

March 14, 2021
John Warren, program director and associate professor for CPS' master’s degree in publishing program, will play a key leadership role in GW’s Post-COVID Academic Innovation Task Force. Warren will lead the working group for Graduate and Professional Students.
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GW Publishing Students Awarded ACES Scholarships

March 06, 2021
ACES: The Society for Editing announced that Lori Sosa, a student in Cohort 16 of the MPS in Publishing program at the George Washington University is the top winner in their annual scholarship competition.
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GW Ethics in Publishing Conference Draws Large Virtual Crowd

December 12, 2020
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, John W. Warren, director of our master’s in publishing program, successfully held the 10th Annual Ethics in Publishing Conference for hundreds of participants. The virtual program included 11 sessions and 22 speakers, with topics such as equity, inclusion, diversity, accessibility, sustainability, peer review and other issues of ethics in publishing. Videos available.
Randy Townsend

Editor-in-Chief Announced for GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing

December 07, 2020
Randy Townsend, MPS, was announced as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing, a student-managed publication hosted by the Masters of Professional Studies in publishing program, within the College of Professional Studies at The George Washington University.
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Call for Papers: New Journal of Ethics in Publishing

June 01, 2020
The George Washington University Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program is soliciting papers for the Journal of Ethics in Publishing, a new, open access journal to be managed by students in GW’s publishing program.

Publishing Students Share Five Career Development Lessons

May 28, 2020
Susan Chavez and Chloe Fells, graduate students in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing Program, have published an article “5 Things Learned from The SSP DC Career Development Lab” in The Scholarly Kitchen.
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Attend the GW Ethics in Publishing Conference April 23 in D.C.

March 02, 2020
The Master of Professional Studies in publishing program will be holding its 10th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference, April 23, 2020, at GW’s Gelman Library in Washington, D.C. The conference includes presentations on topics such as equity, inclusion and accessibility. Publishers, librarians, students and researchers are invited to join us for the free event.
Book cover Work is Love Made Visible with co-author Sarah McArthur in black shirt

Publishing Alumna Co-Publishes Book

February 26, 2019
Sarah McArthur, a proud GW Alumna with a master’s degree in publishing from CPS, COO of Marshall Goldsmith Inc., and Founder and CEO of *sdedit, is excited to announce her newly published book, Work Is Love Made Visible: A Collection of Essays about the Power of Finding Your Purpose from the World’s Greatest Thought Leaders, edited by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, and Sarah McArthur with a foreword by former CEO of Boeing and Ford, Alan Mulally.
Arnie Grossblatt

A Fond Adieu to a CPS Stalwart

August 28, 2018
Dr. Arnie Grossblatt dedicated the last ten years as program director nurturing the growth of the master’s degree in publishing program. When he came to GW he brought extensive experience in technology publishing, which was just what the program needed to continue developing its curriculum and begin offering an online education option.
John Warren

Publishing Program Welcomes New Director

August 21, 2018
The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John W. Warren as Associate Professor and Director of the Publishing Program in the College of Professional Studies, effective Aug. 13.
Nancy Cleary, GW Publishing master's student

Publishing Student’s Indie Company Releases Book by Blind Author

April 20, 2018
“I will never look at anything the same again,” wrote Nancy Cleary, a master’s degree candidate in GW’s Publishing program, after reviewing the pitch her indie publishing company received for a young-adult novel written by a blind author.
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What Is the Value of a Master’s In Publishing?

April 17, 2018
Jasmine Wallace, a GW alumna from the Master's in Publishing program, reflects on the value of a master's in publishing degree in response to an article in The Scholarly Kitchen.
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“All Roads Lead Back to Arnie Grossblatt and GW’s Publishing Program”

December 16, 2017
According to a recent article in Publishers Weekly “D.C. Metro Spotlight: In the Nation's Capital, Even the Books Are Mission Driven,” for those learning the publishing trade, all roads lead back to Arnie Grossblatt and George Washington University’s publishing program.