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

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.

Brief History (It might provide students with insight about the department): The Center for Communication was a great source and support apparatus for students at Hunter College, especially its Department of Film and Media Studies. However, the relationship fell victim to D:F/M’s #TheSleazeThatGreasesTheWheels. That ignominy hasn’t stopped D:F/M from posting about the Center as if it is providing valuable information about an organization that use to schedule special programming for the Hunter campus. I consider your post a signature statement about how things work in D:F/M.

Logo revision in the works.

Logo revision in the works.

Notice: None of the events are scheduled for this campus. It’s been like that for many, many years. #SleazeThatGreasestheWheels.


Upcoming Center for Communication events; meet and hear from awesome industry folks
Hunter College Film and Media Studies [] on behalf of Bill Herman [bherman@HUNTER.CUNY.EDU]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 5:23 PM
These folks put on great programs, and a lot of these events look awesome. For locations and times, see: Smart! Meet the Co-Founders of Mental Floss
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pmIn Conversation: Entrepreneur and Impresario Peter Shapiro
Monday, October 20, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pmPhotojournalism: How to Succeed in the Digital Age
Monday, October 27, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pmThe Vice Phenomenon: From Punk ‘Zine to Major Media Force
Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pmJob Search 101: Do’s and Don’ts
Monday, November 3, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Distribution: Zeitgeist
Thursday, November 11, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Financial Journalism: The Experts Reveal How It’s Done
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Branded Content Pioneer Doug Scott
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Careers in Magazines: HGTV Magazine & Food Network Magazine
Monday, November 24, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Bill D. Herman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Hunter College Dept. of Film & Media Studies
Room 501A HN (go through two other doors to get to my office)

347-987-1538 (Google Voice)
Twitter: @shoutingloudly
Office Hours: Mon 2:30 – 4:00, Wed 5:30 – 7:00, Thu 2:30 – 3:30. and by appointment
Virtual meetings available, too — Skype, Hangouts, and more


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