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The McAllister Editorial Fellowship

The McAllister Editorial Fellowship and the McAllister Top Management Fellowship are awarded annually to an editor and an executive, respectively. These fellowships promote the study of business media, with McAllister Fellows acting as teachers and advisors for approximately one week on the Medill Magazine Project at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. McAllister Fellows receive a crystal bowl and an honorarium.

The fellowships are endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Donald McAllister, Jr.; Ms. Liane E. McAllister; and Geyer-McAllister Publications, in honor of the late Donald McAllister, Sr., and are administered through the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF).

2015 McAllister Fellow: Glenn Coleman

Glenn ColemanGlenn Coleman recently was named editor-at-large for Crain's New York Business and CrainsNewYork.com following a three-year tenure as editor overseeing all editorial news operations and commentary across all platforms. He joined Crain's New York in January 2009 as managing editor and in that role edited the paper's and website's award-winning coverage of the New York economy, Wall Street, banking, the city's health care and technology industries, economic development, small business and labor. Coleman is a former deputy editor of Popular Science magazine and a former assistant managing editor of Money magazine. He's also a former managing editor of Crain's Chicago Business and is the founding editor of two Crain Communications Inc. publications, InvestmentNews and FinancialWeek. He is the co-author of the book No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company, an American Institution, published by Henry Holt & Co., and has written for Outside magazine and New York Newsday. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Mr. Coleman lives in Manhattan with his wife, artist Victoria Behm.

About the Fellowship

Donald McAllister, Sr.Donald McAllister, Sr. was American Business Media's chairman in 1955. He was an active figure in specialized business media for over 70 years until his death in 1993, at the age of 91. He was chairman of the executive committee at Geyer-McAllister, one of the country's oldest family-owned publishing firms until its magazines' sale to Reed Business Information in 1998.

McAllister's background in editorial began at Cornell University, where, as an English major, he edited The Cornell Window, one of the Ivy League's leading literary humor magazines. While at Cornell, he wrote an article about a local gift shop for a new magazine, The Gift and Art Shop, published by a company owned by his uncle, Andrew Geyer. His first job at the company was as assistant editor for that magazine, which today is Gifts & Decorative Accessories.

In 1983, McAllister endowed an essay contest at Cornell's Johnson School of Business to stimulate excellence in writing. In 1992, in honor of his 70th reunion at Cornell, he created a fund to stimulate business marketing activities at the Johnson School. McAllister later extended his academic affiliations to become a member of the Specialized Business Press Advisory Board at New York University's Gallatin Division.

Past Recipients

Cathryn Baskin
PC World

Charles Butler
Sales & Marketing Management

Allan Halcrow

Marianne Dekker Mattera

Karen Lynch

David Walker
Photo District News

Wendy Bonifazi
Contemporary Long Term Care

Ellen Koteff
Nation's Restaurant News

Greg Mitchell
Editor & Publisher

Aric Press
The American Lawyer

Scott Berinato

Scott Donaton
Advertising Age

Glenn Zorpette
IEEE Spectrum

Daniel R. Verdon
DVM Newsmagazine

Tudor Van Hampton
Engineering News-Record

Bill McDowell
Marketing & Technology Group

Jane Kolleeny

Marnette Falley

Matthew Weinstock
Hospitals & Health Networks

Chandra Ram