As we get ready for the start of summer classes, the NYU M.S. in Publishing: Digital & Print Media program is pleased to welcome three new media experts joining our faculty of leading industry practitioners. Yes, the new members know their subjects, but they also have some pretty cool interests outside school! Read on to learn about some new faces in the classroom this summer… and their passion for sushi, saxophones, and more.
Justin Fromm (Research and Data Management) is Executive Director of Sales and Strategy Research for ABC Television at the Disney-ABC Television Group, where he develops and manages research projects (in support of the Ad Sales department) that demonstrate the value of the ABC TV Network’s programs and viewers. Prior to joining ABC TV, he held positions at Sonar Group’s JWT (formerly Bates Worldwide), Element, and Ogilvy & Mather. Justin earned a dual M.A. from Pennsylvania State University.
Justin kayaks the Hudson River–he has even gone from Manhattan’s West 25th Street to Edgewater, NJ for sushi!
Adam Silverman (From Idea to Empire: New Business Development) is Director of Digital Business for HarperCollins Publishers, responsible for analyzing the global e-book market, developing new business models, and negotiating contracts with distributors and retailers. Previously, he was Vice President of Business Development at Platinum Blue Music Intelligence, Inc.; prior to that he held a management position at New Paradigm Music Publishing LLC, which he co-founded. He has also held positions at Rykodisc and Flydaddy Records Inc., which he co-founded. Adam received his M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategy from Georgetown University.
After spending years in the music business, Adam still enjoys doing some consulting work with musicians.
Nick Trautwein (Advanced Magazine Editing) is a senior editor at The New Yorker, where he works on long-form nonfiction. His authors include Jon Lee Anderson, Dana Goodyear, Dexter Filkins, Philip Gourevitch, Raffi Khatchadourian, and Connie Bruck. Before joining The New Yorker in 2009, he was an editor at Penguin Press, HarperCollins, and Bloomsbury, and worked at Scientific American, Men’s Journal, and other magazines. He received his degree from Manhattan School of Music.
Nick, a professional saxophonist, spent time on the road with Chubby Checker!