• Arts & Entertainment,  This Week's Paper

    What our professors wish we knew: Professor Matthew Crain

    A media studies professor, business professor, and philosophy professor walk into a bar… sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Wrong. Everyone knows professors aren’t funny. In fact, they have no idea what we go through—that we have other classes, that our credits didn’t transfer, that we’re stuck here an extra semester. Oh, and we really don’t appreciate it when they call on us when clearly ours hands weren’t raised. Wouldn’t it be easier if our professors knew what we go through? Joke’s on us. They do. And they have a couple of things they want us to know about them, too. And unlike those “walk into a bar”…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    “Media Studies 3rd Colloquium: Discussion with Andrew Fisher”

    Queens College, Media Studies Department, hosted their 3rd Colloquium on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Andrew Fisher gave a presentation about the relation between anti-hunger groups and corporations, and showed multiple commercials highlighting the collaboration. One commercial showed a group of volunteers helping give people food; once the commercial ended, the audience discussed advertisement placement and the use of race. Following the commercials, there was a PowerPoint presentation about the quality of food being given to others. “There is a lot of misconception about who is hungry and who isn’t. People often classify the poor into 2 categories: deserving poor and undeserving poor,” Fisher stated. There always seems to be a…

  • Sports

    Queens College alumni create new course on sports broadcasting

    Michael Cohen and Michael Weisman, two Queens College alumni, are collaborating to provide opportunities for students entering into the sports broadcasting field. After speaking at QC as a guest in October, Cohen thought it would be a great idea to bring back his experiences working in the sports broadcast field to the classroom. Cohen and Weisman will instruct the Media Studies 281 class titled Sports Broadcasting for the upcoming spring semester on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. in Campbell Dome 134. “Queens College is finally getting in the growing, emerging and existing business of sports broadcasting. This is the first time they have done anything in the field,”…

  • Sports

    Emmy Award winning alumni returns to inspire

    On Sept. 29, Michael Cohen, a Queens College alum, returned to educate students on careers in the sports broadcasting field. Cohen grew up in Kew Gardens, N.Y. and attended Hillcrest High School before attending QC. While attending high school, he took part in an internship with NBC in their news division. It was there that he accumulated more experience in news media. He graduated from QC in 1983. Cohen is currently the president and executive producer of Bizzy Signals Entertainment. Founded in 1990, the firm primarily works with sports networks to promote soccer matches through Major League Soccer or even the World Cup. The company notes it “specializes in features…