The 15th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, which will take place September 28-October 5 this year, will be held entirely virtually due to pandemic-related restrictions on public gatherings.
The festival will launch on September 28 with Bookends, a week-long series of special digital literary events, including LGBTQ- and Latinx-focused events, which will precede the two main days of the festival: Children’s Day, featuring a virtual draw-off competition between cartoonists, on October 3, and Festival Day on October 4. Announced today by festival founders and coproducers Carolyn Greer and Liz Koch, this year’s all-virtual Brooklyn Book Festival will be presented using pre-recorded, live-streamed panel and interview events hosted on the Zoom platform and featuring more than 150 authors participating from around the globe. Click here to learn more about this event!
What is social video and why should you care? It’s the video clips your friends and family share on Facebook, the funny prank reel you watched on repeat on YouTube and the newest dance challenge you tried to master on TikTok. These videos have become an increasingly important part of the fabric of entertainment. For some, this content represents an opportunity to reinvent what entertainment means for consumers with companies like Facebook spending over a billion dollars a year on content. The very DNA of social networks have become intertwined with video. Of the three or more hours a day consumers spend on social media, more than half of that time is spent watching videos on these platforms from news and talk shows to music videos and makeup tutorials. Click here to read the complete article co-authored by Midd alum George Chan ’05.
Last month, PW compiled a large collection of newly published recommended fiction and nonfiction about race and activism from creators of color, as well as suggested fiction that celebrates the diversity of the Black experience. Now they are adding a list of noteworthy forthcoming titles, due out in the remainder of 2020. Click here for the list!
Even before the coronavirus pandemic upended business as usual, the use of automation for data analysis had been on the upswing, jumping to 64 percent among large B2B brands and organizations, according to Adobe’s 2020 Digital Trends report. That’s compared to 55 percent in 2018.
The report, which took the pulse of 12,740 marketers, agencies, and marketing technology vendors, also found that companies that enhanced their customer experience processes via artificial intelligence and data analysis were three times more likely than their peers to have significantly exceeded their top business goals. Click here to read the complete article.
Covid Act Now is a non-profit 501(c)(3) startup working on COVID disease intelligence
Covid Act Now is backed by Stanford and Georgetown University, and was built by a multidisciplinary team including former Googlers and other technologists. Our mission is to create a national shared understanding of COVID so that governments, health officials, local decision makers, and the public can make informed decisions in response to the pandemic.
Because two Middlebury students are going back to school, the Partnerships team is looking for full-time interns to help out this fall. This position is ideal for recent grads and students who aren’t returning in the fall.
As a Strategy & Operations interns, you will manage relationships and join calls with many state and local governments and epidemiologists, small businesses, and large corporations such as IBM, who ingests our data to advise the Department of Defense, Netflix, and General Mills. Because Covid Act Now is constantly growing and changing, you will be at the forefront of writing our corporate usage license, as well as several large grants, backed by Massachusetts General Hospital.
Here is the link to a Google doc explaining more about the position. Although it is unpaid, work with Covid Act Now is extremely rewarding.
Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) is the leading provider of economic forecasting and policy analysis models. REMI’s analysis has guided public policy decisions on healthcare policy, national security issues and state tax legislation. Clients include government agencies, consulting firms and academic institutions. Established in 1980, we are a small firm based in Amherst, Massachusetts with extensive national and global networks.
REMI is excited to offer new remote positions for students interested in Economics, Marketing, Administration, and Software Development used to impact public policy.
REMI works with countless government agencies and consulting firms in their daily work and these positions expose employees to successful careers in public policy and software development through strong REMI leadership and focused guidance at all levels of the firm.
Deadlines are fast approaching – do not delay your application as candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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The outstanding performance of the children’s nonfiction category in the first half of 2020, with unit sales up 25.5% compared to the same period in 2019 according to NPD BookScan, was driven by pandemic-fueled interest in educational workbooks, coloring and activity books, and other titles that help families cope with the crisis. Leading the way was Rockridge Press’s $8.99 My First Learn-to-Write Workbook by Crystal Radke, which has sold about 431,000 copies so far this year. Click here to read the complete article.
Click here to listen to the Champions of Growth Podcast – Microsoft’s Geoff Colon talks Talent and the Marketing Organization.
Managing your art career is a practice in time-management and planning ahead. There are so many aspects of an art career—creating, marketing, selling, organizing works, keeping track of your finances—to name just a few. Downtime in your art career is the perfect moment to recalibrate, find inspiration, and take care of the nitty-gritty. Taking care of tasks during a slow period supports your present and future career. Jump in on your to-do list. With each task you take on in a period of art career slowness, you are boosting your career and preparing for a busier future. Click here to read the complete article.
FUTURE NOW Leadership Talk
THURS, 8/6, 12p – 1:30p
FUTURE NOW Leadership Talk summer edition is going virtual and will feature special guest, Lauren Morrissey, SVP of Platform Distribution at The Walt Disney Company. Join them for a let’s get real conversation with one of today’s top leaders in media.
Lauren will share about her personal career journey from publishing to television, the critical role mentors have played in her life, how she was able to turn one of her early career missteps into the opportunity of a lifetime, and more.
Please post your questions to Lauren here and they will do their best to cover them in the talk.
Free for students!