Posts Tagged ‘Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College’

Unleashing Sturm und Drang When Signatures Hit 1000

Monday, November 14th, 2016



The WORD Blog Is Back!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Due to problems that occurred moving my site from one company to another, there were catastrophic consequences which have been recently resolved!



Open Letter to Hunter’s ICIT

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Dear Instructional Computing and Information Technology Department (AKA ICIT),

Thanks for the years of supporting my efforts to publish the WORD  (despite considerable obstacles). That invaluable service, of course, includes support for my classroom instruction where much of the WORD content is developed, essentially the heart and soul of the project. You may be gone (from D:F/M, that is) but you are not forgotten by this instructor as this spring semester begins.


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.


The Push for Anti-Workplace Bullying Legislation in New York State – Part 1

Sunday, November 24th, 2013
By Mike Schlicht

The Workplace Bullying Institute’s Definition:

…The repeated mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: verbal abuse or, threatening, humiliating or offensive behavior/actions (verbal and nonverbal forms) or, work interference — sabotage — which prevents work from getting done that is so severe that the mistreatment harms the health of the targeted person — stress-related physical consequences or psychological/emotional injury — or leads to economic harm through termination, demotion or denied promotions.

S3863/A4965 – The New York State Healthy Workplace Bill


Center for Communication Did Great Things for Hunter Students …

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


Center for Communication Annual Luncheon November 11, 2013

Center for Communication Annual Luncheon November 11, 2013

… Until …


Center for Communication Annual Luncheon November 11, 2013

Monday, November 18th, 2013


I Took a Bow


An Additional Take on the NYT Times Puff Piece About Hunter College President

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Regarding the article, Amid Exits, President of Hunter College Is Assailed for Her Management Style, a serious oversight in an earlier post: The Times’ article was a tepid follow on articles published in the Chronicle of Higher Education in July.


More About Health Healthy Workplace Bill (S3863)

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Sent [to D:F/M Colleagues]: Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:17 AM

To: New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein []
Temporary President and IDC Coalition Leader

I am a tenured assistant journalism professor at Hunter College and I am writing to ask you to put Healthy Workplace Bill (S3863) on the Senate Finance Committee agenda before the legislative session ends.




More Info About Healthy Workplace Bill S3863

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Mike Schlicht reports that the New York State Psychological Association reissued its memorandum of support for Healthy Workplace Bill.

Memorandum in Support

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing
a private cause of action for an abusive work environment

The New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), representing more than 3,000 psychologists and students of psychology, supports A4965 which aims to ensure that all individuals have access to a healthy work environment, free from abuse of any kind. Our comments are offered from the perspective of professionals who serve the public in addressing their emotional, psychological and behavioral health needs and are committed to the promotion of a psychologically healthy workplace in all settings.


Boycott the James Arsonson Awards at Hunter College

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Send Peter Parisi a message so that James Aronson can stop turning over in his grave.

Send Peter Parisi a message so that James Aronson can stop turning over in his grave.


Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) Part III

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. — Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

Now, colleague Larry Shore, former chair of the department’s grade appeals committee which I had been describing in several venues “as one of the most corrupt” at Hunter if not CUNY, candidly responded to the question, “Recommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M,” A Big Barnacle: Is a Discussion Needed?” His comments, however, never made it into the department minutes.


Letter to an Editor, New America Media

Monday, November 17th, 2008

This is a copy of an email I sent to NAM yesterday, regarding its publishing of two news videos produced by my senior editors, senior producers Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez, about the gay rights protest rally at NYC City Hall.


Just a note regarding my student senior editors-senior producers’ video that NAM graciously noted on its front page November 16. The “Word” is actually spelled, uppercase, WORD and it is not an official part of my department’s journalism program.