Archive for the ‘State of Journalism’ Category

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.

Best,
G Morris

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

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Knows How to Throw a Party

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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A Sobering Thought About Colleague Larry Shore’s Request to Post on the WORD Blog

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

He should read this and re-think his strategy of obfuscation, prevarication and deceit.

Logo revision in the works.

Logo revision in the works.

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Justice for the Central Park Five – Justice for All

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By FreidaPeople Stat posting on Raymond Santana’s Facebook Page:

Lynn, with all due respect, the tragedy is these boys got railroaded at every step of the way and the media was happy to support their presumption of guilt based on their skin color. The tragedy is that even to this day, people insist on smearing their character as men. The tragedy is that even when Black and brown people are completely innocent, there is a presumption of guilt.

The tragedy is that most of the people in this world still won’t believe the lesson this whole thing teaches us. Crime is not based on skin color and cops are not here to protect or serve children of color from poor communities. I applaud the men I have come to know a bit. In spite of all the harm our racist system inflicted on these kids, they became pillars of society and great role models. The system took their youth, but never their integrity. Can’t wait until all the files are unsealed.

Justice for the Central Park Five. Justice for all.

 

FreidaPeople Stat posts regularly on Facebook and I and many, many others consider her opinions pretty much Gospel.

Gregg Morris

Gregg Morris

The Aronson Awards, Sans Peter Parisi, Segues to Tami Gold

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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James Aronson Never Supported News Censorship

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The Existential Question Regarding the Days Ahead – Part III

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Candidates auditioning for the journalism line the Administration approved after Colleague Peter Parisi resigned.

Should they be told the truth about the State of the Department?

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The Existential Question Regarding the Days Ahead – Part I

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works

Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works

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What’s Better Than a New Year’s Resolution?

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

A New Year’s Hope List!
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I Love Leonard Levitt’s “NYPD Confidential” Column

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Kelly Whines It Up

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December 23, 2013 – If, as Gilbert and Sullivan wrote, a policeman’s lot is not a happy one, pity poor Ray Kelly. After 12 years as the longest-serving and most powerful police commissioner in New York City history, Kelly feels he is departing One Police Plaza misunderstood and unloved. Read full article here.
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A Riposte to Colleague Bernard Stein’s Things Are Great With D:F/M Journalism – Part I

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Serious journalism and media students on this campus don’t realize, or maybe “don’t imagine” is a better phrase, with whom they are competing  for the best internships. It’s not just students from City University of New York or NYU and Fordham and other local higher ed institutions but The Ivy League, The Big Ten, Rutgers, The Big 12 and more. That’s because New York City is the nation’s media mecca and attracts the attention of fortune hunters from around the country if not the globe.

That realization caused this writer to connect early on with organizations like the Center for Communication, The Business Press Education Foundation, The American Society of Magazine Editors, New America Media, The Independent Press Association (now defunct), The Robert McCormick Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Foreign Press Association of New York, the Poynter Institute and numerous others.

It also was the primary reason for starting the WORD. So, when a Colleague trumpets thef message (see below) celebrating D:F/M’s debauched journalism effort, I struggle to suppress the scream.

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