ED2010 and Hofstra’s PRSSA Turn the Page on the Future of Magazines

ED 2010/Hofstra PRSSA Event

On Wednesday, November 10th during common hour, Ed2010 and PRSSA are co-sponsoring the panel of a lifetime in Dempster Hall Studio A. “Turning The Page: The Future of Magazines” will be moderated by the school of communications very own Dean Cornog.

“This event was created to help student journalists at Hofstra University gain a perspective on what is really going on in the magazine industry,” said Dara Adeevo, President of Ed2010 at Hofstra University. In a world that is turning its back on print media three prominent speakers from the magazine industry will be on hand to discuss the future of magazines.

Representing Hearst Corporation will be Eve Burton, vice president and general counsel. Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest communications companies.  Their extensive list of published magazines includes Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Food Network Magazine and many more.

Jeannie Mullen, global executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Zinio will be in attendance. Zinio creates digital editions of magazines and provides customers with exclusive features such as video, audio and live links. The company offers U.S. Weekly, Esquire, Rolling Stone and Elle just to name a few.

Philip Whitney, vice president and online marketing and product development at American Express Publishing will be in attendance as well. Whitney oversees the company’s websites such as TravelandLeisure.com, FoodandWine.com and Departures.com.

Whether you are interested in public relations, publishing, editing or just love magazines “Turning The Page: The Future of Magazines” is an event you will not want to miss!

For more information, please contact PRSSA.Hofstra@gmail.com or hofstra.eoc@ed2010.com.

Kimberly Caro, VP of Fundraising and Philanthropy, PRSSA

PRestige All-Star: Kaitlin Cubria

Kaitlin Cubria

Whether Kaitlin is at her internship in the city or building community in Colonial Square, she is always pushing herself to try new things! Her internship experience is truly remarkable!

Where are you from?
Staten Island, NY

Public relations, minoring in Journalism and Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies

What made you interested in your major?
I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up (and I still don’t know), but I knew I wanted a career in the field of communications. I barely knew what public relations was when I entered college, but I saw that the classes involved media, writing, creativity and communication – everything I would look for in a potential career.

What are you involved in on/off campus?
On campus, I am on the e-board for the Ed2010 magazine networking club, the founder of Hofstra’s branch of HerCampus.com and the vice president of the newly founded Hofstra branch of nonprofit, She’s the First. I am also an RA in Colonial Square for the only first-year house, and I work on campus for the Radio, Television and Film department. Off campus, I currently have my dream internship at Seventeen Magazine in the web department!

Please describe your past/current internships.
As previously mentioned, I currently intern for Seventeen Magazine, Web Editorial; double interned this summer for New York magazine Social Media/Public Relations and WPIX11 Public Relations, and last spring I interned for Hearst Magazines Public Relations.

Can you please elaborate on your Seventeen internship for us?
Since it has always been my dream to be a part of Seventeen, I had high expectations for the internship… and it exceeded them! A majority of Seventeen interns will tell you, they treat each intern like a member of their staff. I get first-hand experience in Content Management System, attend exclusive events, interview celebrities and “real people,” write original content for their Style Blog and CosmoGirl’s “Daily Kiss” blog, and even manage and edit the entire blog for their college reality program “Freshman 15!” Ultimately, no day is ever the same. It’s fast paced, and an incredible environment to learn from and work in.

Where do you see yourself after Hofstra?
Definitely living in the city – home is already close, but I still would love to wake up in NYC every morning. I can definitely see myself doing one of two things: entertainment/lifestyle public relations or magazine editorial (print or online). These are extremely competitive industries, but I can’t help what I love.

What advice do you have for anyone else who wants to be an all-star?
Make the most out of your time – even if you cannot intern, join as many clubs on/off campus that are relevant to your career path, write for as many publications as possible to get bylines, network at events and in your classes, and just do whatever it takes to get your name out there in this big competitive industry. If you’re unsure of what you want to do for the rest of your life, don’t be afraid to dip your feet into different forms of communications once you start interning. I’ve dabbled in web, print, television and in-house PR, and I’m still unsure, but I’m definitely learning something from each experience I delve into in the industry.

Do you have a Twitter page or blog? If so, what are their URLs?
Yes, you can follow me at @KCubes. I don’t have my own personal blog anymore, but you can look at Hofstra’s branch of HerCampus, and Seventeen.com’s Style blog and College Blog for my entries.