Archive for the ‘Journalism Education’ Category

Workplace Bullying a Taboo Problem

Monday, December 1st, 2014

But Not for Long


Full Article Here

Borough of Manhattan Supports Freedom from Workplace Bullying

Monday, November 3rd, 2014


Momentum is growing: Queens and Brooklyn Proclamations soon to be published. Staten Island is expected to sign on.


Attention Colleague Bill Herman: The Center for Communication, Inc. Use to Be a Gold Mine of Support for D:F/M Students

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Regarding your fm-l post about the “great” programs of the Center for Communication, Inc. Copy of your post is below. But first, history and context.

Shouldn’t students be informed about the demise of the innovative relationship between the department and the Center for Communication, Inc. when it scheduled numerous panels and events on the Hunter campus, mostly but not exclusively, in the Lang Auditorium, for the benefit of students – and not just those D:F/M majors – so that they didn’t have to trek so much around the city to Center events? For a department with no imagination and no funding for programming for students, the Center relationship was a blessing.

The Chair knows the history. Maybe he might share.

G Morris

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.


Knows How to Throw a Party

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014



Have to Get This Off My Chest About the Center for Communication

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Colleagues Larry Shore, Princess Hee-Haw: Read This Blog

A long time ago I worked out an innovative collaboration with the Center for Communication so that it could schedule seminars, panel discussions and other events on the Hunter campus. Almost all of the activities were held in the rinky-dink Lang Auditorium on the fourth floor of Hunter North. One exception was held in a large lecture room of the Hunter West Building that can seat several hundred –  timed to coordinate with the class of Adversarial Colleague Bob Stanley.

SRO – capacity 500.

My job was to make sure that there was plenty of attendance. D:F/M techie Joe Orifice worked with me to take care of logistics.  And it was a marvel of a collaboration until the two chairs of D:F/M, in the throes of maniacally egotistical self-aggrandizement, screwed up the collaboration set up for the benefit of students. The Center for Communication did great things for students in the Department of Film and Media Studies as well as for students who weren’t majors.

Nevertheless, Colleagues in my department, like Larry Shore and Princes Hee-Haw (of the Hee-Haw Rangers), still post announcements about the Center’s events as if to keep up the ruse that the DEAD relationship hasn’t been killed off and is still alive. More about this later.

D:F/M Colleagues, including some who have retired. A new logo is in the works.

D:F/M Colleagues, including some who have retired. A new logo is in the works.


Attention Jay Roman, Chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

As the fall 2014 semester begins, I believed this is a good time for a moment of recollection. The Hunter College Senate this past spring upheld my appeal of a D:F/M Grade Appeals Committee decision to give a passing grade of B to the worst cheating student in all my years of teaching, not just at Hunter but at Rutgers. And LIU, Brooklyn Campus.