Archive for January, 2016

Aronson Awards Celebration – A Colleague Tami Gold Announcement

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

James Aronson never supported news censorship. That can’t be said about the folks who have headed up the Aronson Awards.

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Workplace Bullying: Can’t Wait to Learn the Opinion of Colleague Larry Shore Who Says He is a Professor

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Workplace Bullying: The Face of a Bully

Friday, January 8th, 2016

By Valerie Robins
Portland Mental Health Examiner, examiner.com

Targets of workplace bullies can be anyone, anywhere. There is no particularly easy-to-spot pick-me-as-a-target stereotype; however, there are some characteristics that bullies look for in their targets. Not every person with these characteristics will be the target of a bully, but, you are more apt to be targeted if you possess these characteristics. Let’s do a quick review of these five characteristics.
Read full article here.
Sign here for petition supporting NYS Healthy Workplace Bill.

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Attention Colleague Larry Shore Who Calls Himself a Professor

Friday, January 8th, 2016

What think ye about this latest from Minding the Workplace, Positive Work Cultures Create More Productive Organizations, as it applies to the culture of #D:F/M. I believe its tenets are antithetical to the MO of #D:F/M. But you may have a different opinion.

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Attention Colleague Larry Shore Who Says He Is a Professor

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Don’t you think that our Colleagues might benefit from this video?

Why Are Many Undergraduate Journalism Programs Lame When They Could Be Awesomely Cool?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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One of the Best News Articles Published in Years About Workplace Bullying

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

This is one of the best articles published in a long, long time. I’m talking years:
Workplace Bullying: Characteristics Bullies Look for and Why They Bully – by Valerie Robins, examiner.com
But I think the remedies about fighting back should be more realistic. Most companies and organizations, like Hunter College where I teach in NYC, don’t have policies about bullying and pretend that it doesn’t exist. Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita C. Rabinowitz, responding to my moveon.org petition I dropped off at the office of CUNY Chancellor James Milliken, said there was no need for a healthy workplace policy at CUNY because the University’s Violence in the Workplace Policy was sufficient.

Without going into great detail here, healthy workplace bills specifically address the psychological harassment and trauma that targets/victims must deal with. CUNY’s workplace violence policy doesn’t come close to dealing with that trauma, which recent studies report can cause victims/target to consider suicide to end their pain and suffering.

Also, it is often very, very difficult to find witnesses or a supporters because they too can be targeted. And, third, the writer doesn’t mention what I think is important, that a healthy workplace bill can mitigate the first two problems I described and many more, such as what does one do when there are wolf packs of bullies. Or a culture complicit with bullying. 

NEVERTHELESS, I AM PASSING THIS ARTICLE I KNOW TO EVERYONE I KNOW, especially my Colleague Larry Shore who sends me emails (despite my caveats over the years) insisting that there is no bullying in the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York, and that I am making it all up.

 

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Another link for the article!

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Some Hunter-L Nostalgia As We Head into the Perils of 2016 …

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Hunter-L is a primary listserv for inter-community information at Hunter College, City University of New York. The listserv use to be robust. Dynamic. Inclusive. Opened to students. But like a lot of things at Hunter, it has waned over the last five years, dumbed down by the Powers That Be who embrace the insipid.

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