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Nicholas Hirshon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Mobile: 646-288-6803


Communication Department Email: nickhirshon@gmail.com
William Paterson University Twitter: @nickhirshon
Hamilton Hall 111 Website: www.nickhirshon.com
Wayne, New Jersey 07470 Academia: wpunj.academia.edu/nickhirshon

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Mass Communication, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, 2016
GPA: 4.0 – Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award
M.S., Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2008
B.S., Journalism with a Sport Management minor, St. John’s University, 2006
GPA: 3.99 – Outstanding Journalism Graduate Award

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
September 2016-Present: Assistant professor of communication, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
June 2018-Present: Adjunct assistant professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, New
York.
August 2013-May 2016: Scripps Howard teaching fellow, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens,
Ohio.
March 2009-June 2013: Adjunct instructor, LaGuardia Community College in the City University of New York, Long
Island City, New York.
January 2010-May 2013: Adjunct associate professor, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York.

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
DNAinfo.com, January 2012-April 2012: Inaugural reporter in the borough of Queens for a community news website.
Wrote news and feature articles and shot photographs and video in the most diverse county in the nation. Left to write
Images of America: Forest Hills and prepare doctoral applications.
New York Daily News, October 2005-December 2011: Freelancer (October 2005-December 2005), intern (January 2006-
May 2006), and reporter (May 2006-December 2011). Wrote more than 1,000 single-byline articles, including series on
historic preservation and the Rockefeller drug laws, and 50-plus cover stories for a weekly pullout section on the borough
of Queens. Received the 2010 Friend from the Media award from the Historic Districts Council of New York City at the
Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards, May 20, 2010, St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, New York, New York.

Columbia News Service, January 2007-May 2007: Student in graduate course at Columbia University that doubled as a
wire service distributed in partnership with the New York Times. Wrote feature articles that appeared in the Colorado
Springs Gazette, Contra Costa Times, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Long Island Press, Montreal Gazette, San Luis Obispo
Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Tampa Tribune.
New York Amsterdam News, December 2004-August 2005: Freelancer (December 2004-May 2005) and intern (May
2005-August 2005). Wrote news and feature articles, including four front-page stories, for one of the nation’s oldest
African-American newspapers.

Freelancing: Wall Street Journal (2013-2014), New York Times (2012), Hockey News (2006), Queens Ledger newspaper
chain (2001-2005), New York Sports Express (2004), Yahoo! Sports (2002-2003).
TEACHING

AWARDS
David Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. Awarded at
the Excellence in Journalism Conference, September 6, 2019, San Antonio, Texas. In its 41-year history, the award had
been almost exclusively granted to campus advisers at universities with enrollments at least double William Paterson’s,
working at well-funded and prestigious journalism programs such as Columbia University, the University of Missouri,
Ohio University, the University of Maryland, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Iowa.

Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History Award sponsored by the History Division of the Association
for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Awarded at the AEJMC annual meeting, August 6, 2019, Toronto,
Canada.

New Jersey Journalism Educator of the Year sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. Awarded June 22,
2019, Newark, New Jersey.

2015 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by the Ohio University Center for Teaching &
Learning. Awarded April 16, 2015, Athens, Ohio.

Third place, 2014 Promising Professor Awards sponsored by the Mass Communication and Society Division and
Graduate Student Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Awarded at
the AEJMC annual meeting, August 7, 2014, Montreal, Canada.

COURSES TAUGHT

William Paterson University


COMM1190: Survey of Communication Studies and Practice, taught once.
COMM2220: Media Ethics and Law, taught twice.
COMM2490: Research Methods in Applied Communication, taught twice.
COMM2500: Journalism, taught eight times.
COMM3510: Advanced Reporting, taught three times.
COMM4452: Journalism Capstone, taught once.
COMM4590: Journalism Field Study, taught four times.
COMM4690: Reporting Through Social Media, taught twice.
PCOM6000: Survey in Professional Writing (graduate course), taught three times.

Columbia University
JOURJ6001: Reporting (graduate course), co-taught twice.
JOURJ6045: Master’s Project (graduate course), taught once.

Ohio University
JOUR2310: Introduction to Multiplatform Reporting and Writing (for non-journalism majors), taught once.
JOUR2311: Introduction to Multiplatform Reporting and Writing (for journalism majors), taught three times.
JOUR4410J: Magazine Feature Writing, taught three times.

LaGuardia Community College


ENG102: Writing Through Literature, taught once.
ENG103: Preparing and Writing the Research Paper, taught seven times.
ENG210: Journalism: Its Scope and Use, taught six times.
ENG211: Journalism: The Craft of Gathering and Reporting the News, taught three times.

St. John’s University


JOU2300: News Reporting and Writing for Print and Online Media, taught eight times.
JOU2307: Craft of Interviewing, taught once.
JOU3300: Feature Writing, taught twice.
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RESEARCH

PUBLICATIONS

Books
Hirshon, N. (2018). We want fish sticks: The bizarre and infamous rebranding of the New York Islanders. Lincoln: University
of Nebraska Press. Foreword by former New York Islanders goaltender Eric Fichaud.
Hirshon, N. (2013). Images of America: Forest Hills. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. Foreword by actor Ray
Romano.
Hirshon, N. (2010). Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia
Publishing.
Book chapter
Hirshon, N. (2020). Chapter 10: Social identity theory in sports fandom research. In Multidisciplinary perspectives on media
fandom, pp. 172-191. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Journal articles
Hirshon, N. (accepted for publication in 2020). A “great power” defended and denounced: An examination of twentieth-
century advertising and advertising criticism in the United States. Journalism History.
Hirshon, N. (2019). A forgotten pioneer in sports television: Phillies Jackpot Bowling (1959-1960). American Journalism,
36(2), 196-219.
Hirshon, N. (2017). One more miracle: The groundbreaking media campaign of John ‘Mets’ Lindsay. American Journalism,
34(1), 2-25.
Hirshon, N., & Davis, C. (2016). Live from Nassau Mausoleum: Reactive strategies at a major sports arena. Case Studies in
Sport Management, 5, 1-9. Selected by the editors to be the focus of an undergraduate learning contest at the Sport
Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow conference in March 2016.
Hirshon, N. (2015). Welcome to Nassau Mausoleum: A case study of hockey telecasts from ESPN’s worst “stadium
experience.” International Journal of Sport Communication, 8(4), 477-499.
Hirshon, N. (2015). The myth of the Nassau Mausoleum: A brainchild of the first all-sports radio station. Journalism
History, 41(3), 139-152.
Teaching essay
Hirshon, N. (2020). The mock trial of Matthew Lyon: Teaching media law by roleplaying its past. American Journalism,
37(1), 98-109.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Peer-reviewed conference papers


Hirshon, N., & Oh, K. (2019). The impact of a throwback jersey promotion on brand equity. Presented to the Sports
Communication Interest Group at the AEJMC Annual Conference, August 8, Toronto, Canada.
Hirshon, N. (2017). The “sheer magic” of Phillies Jackpot Bowling: A pioneer in sports television. Presented to the
American Journalism Historians Association, October 13, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Hirshon, N. (2017). Social identity theory as the backbone of sports media research. Presented to the Cultural and Critical
Studies Division at the AEJMC Annual Conference, August 10, Chicago, Illinois.
Hirshon, N. (2017). Abuse of a ‘great power’: An examination of twentieth-century advertising criticism in the United
States. Presented to the History Division at the AEJMC Annual Conference, August 9, Chicago, Illinois.
Hirshon, N. (2015). One more miracle: The groundbreaking media campaign of John ‘Mets’ Lindsay. Presented to the
American Journalism Historians Association, October 8, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Received the Robert Lance
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Memorial Award for the Outstanding Student Paper.
Hirshon, N. (2015). The fish sticks logo: The doomed rebranding of the New York Islanders. Presented to the History
Division at the AEJMC Annual Conference, August 6, San Francisco, California.
Hirshon, N. (2015). Social identity theory in sports media research: Basking in the reflected glory of a productive scholarly
approach. Presented to the Cultural and Critical Studies Division at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference, March 7,
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Received the division’s top paper abstract award.
Hirshon, N. (2015). You’re a loser and you will always be a loser: Social identity in portrayals of New York Islanders fans in
television and film. Presented to the International Association for Communication and Sport Summit, March 6,
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina. Named one of top three student papers.
Hirshon, N. (2014). The myth of the Nassau Mausoleum: Two-step flow at the first all-sports radio station. Presented to
the American Journalism Historians Association, October 11, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Hirshon, N., & Davis, C. (2014). Live from Nassau Mausoleum: Reputation management at a major sports arena.
Presented to the Society for Case Research, July 11, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Peer-reviewed research-in-progress
Hirshon, N. (2020). Joan Whitney Payson: A media-savvy trailblazer among female sports team owners. Accepted for
presentation to the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference sponsored by the American Journalism
Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division, March 14, New York, New York.
Hirshon, N. (2017). Bowling Headliners (1948-1950): A trailblazer in sports television. Presented to the American
Journalism Historians Association, October 14, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Hirshon, N., & Benaka, L. (2017). ‘Shuckin’ and Jivin’’ and ‘Ghetto-Blasters’: Negative portrayals of African-Americans on
television’s Wrestle Mania. Presented to the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference sponsored by the
American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division, March 11, New York, New York.
Hirshon, N. (2016). Phillies Jackpot Bowling (1959-1960): A pioneer in sports television. Presented to the American
Journalism Historians Association, October 8, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Hirshon, N. (2015). One more miracle: John ‘Mets’ Lindsay and the race for mayor of New York City. Presented to the
Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association
and the AEJMC History Division, March 21, New York, New York.

Peer-reviewed research presentations


Hirshon, N. (2014). Fisherman flop: The infamous hockey logo that riled Long Island. Presented at Researching New
York, November 21, University at Albany, Albany, New York.

Peer-reviewed panels
Hirshon, N., Roessner, A., Pressman, M., & Rosen, A.F. (2019). Start spreading the (history of) news: Creative strategies
for publicizing media history books. Presented to the American Journalism Historians Association, October 3, Dallas,
Texas.
Hirshon, N., Risley, F., Caruso, D., & Rivas-Rodriguez, M. (2018). Giving history a voice: Strategies for publishing oral
histories. Presented to the American Journalism Historians Association, October 4, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Finneman, T., Olson, C.C., Hirshon, N., & Walck, P. (2017). Beyond the interview: Promoting oral history in teaching,
research, and public. Presented to the American Journalism Historians Association, October 12, Little Rock, Arkansas.

TALKS AND PANELS

“We Want Fish Sticks,” invited talk to discuss We Want Fish Sticks, November 8, 2019, Molloy College’s Institute for
Lifelong Learning, Rockville Centre, New York.

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“We Want Fish Sticks,” invited talk to discuss We Want Fish Sticks, April 16, 2019, Molloy College’s Institute for Lifelong
Learning, Hempstead, New York.
“We Want Fish Sticks,” invited to present the keynote address to discuss We Want Fish Sticks, March 9, 2019, Joint
Journalism and Communication History Conference sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and
the AEJMC History Division, New York, New York.
“We Want Fish Sticks,” invited talk to discuss We Want Fish Sticks, February 18, 2019, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.
“We Want Fish Sticks,” talk as part of the book tour for We Want Fish Sticks, January 7, 2019, Book Revue, Huntington,
New York.
“We Want Fish Sticks,” talk as part of the book tour for We Want Fish Sticks, December 8, 2018, Queens Library, Glen
Oaks, New York.
“Using Social Media in Historical Research,” invited for panel discussion on using social media for research, teaching, and
writing, February 22, 2016, Alden Library, Athens, Ohio.
“Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘100 Percent’ American Speech,” book talk for Images of America: Forest Hills, August 13, 2015,
Barnes & Noble, Forest Hills, New York.
“Looking Back at the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs,” invited for panel discussion on the legacy of the two world’s fairs in
New York City, sponsored by the New York Daily News and Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Business Expo, May
13, 2014, Citi Field, Flushing, New York.
“Summer in Forest Hills,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, July 17, 2013, Greater Astoria
Historical Society, Astoria, New York.
“Birth of a Garden City,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, June 2, 2013, Forest Hills Gardens
Community House, Forest Hills Gardens, New York.
“Narrative Journalism,” organizer and participant for panel discussion on long-form journalism, May 8, 2013, LaGuardia
Community College, Long Island City, New York.
“Faith in Forest Hills,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, April 28, 2013, Our Lady of Mercy
Church, Forest Hills, New York.
“Broiling over Public Housing,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, April 26, 2013, Richmond
Hill Historical Society, Richmond Hill, New York.
“Teddy Roosevelt in Forest Hills,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, April 18, 2013, Barnes &
Noble, Fresh Meadows, New York.
“Forest Hills in the Movies,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, March 29, 2013, Cinemart
Cinemas, Forest Hills, New York.
“Ethnic News Media,” organizer and moderator for panel discussion on how college students can earn internships and
jobs with ethnic news media, secured panelists from El Diario la Prensa, Fox News Latino, New York Amsterdam News,
and Vishwa Sandesh (a Nepalese language newspaper based in New York City), sponsored by the St. John’s University
student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, March 22, 2013, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York.
“America’s First Garden City,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, March 10, 2013, Queens
Historical Society, Flushing, New York.
“Tennis, Anyone?,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Forest Hills, February 27, 2013, Woodhaven
Cultural and Historical Society, Woodhaven, New York.
“Broadcast Journalism,” organizer and moderator for panel discussion on how college students can earn internships and
jobs with broadcast news media, secured panelists from Queens Public Television, WBAI 99.5 FM, WPIX (New York City
television), WSVN (Miami-Fort Lauderdale television), sponsored by the St. John’s University student chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists, February 7, 2013, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York.

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“Careers in Journalism,” invited for panel discussion, November 14, 2012, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island
City, New York.
“Careers in Journalism,” organizer and host for panel discussion, secured panelists from the New York Post, NY1, and the
Times-Ledger community newspaper chain, sponsored by the St. John’s University student chapter of the Society of
Professional Journalists, October 18, 2012, St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York.
“Is Social Media a Threat to Traditional Print and Electronic Media?,” invited for panel discussion as part of the America-
Bangladesh-Canada (ABC) Convention, June 24, 2012, Astoria, New York.
“The Future of Hyperlocal Journalism,” organizer and moderator for panel discussion, secured panelists from the New
York Community Media Alliance, New York Daily News, and New York Times, June 1, 2011, LaGuardia Community
College, Long Island City, New York.
“Nassau Coliseum,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, November
18, 2010, Barnes & Noble, Carle Place, New York.
“Nassau Coliseum,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, November
13, 2010, Book Revue, Huntington, New York.
“The History of Nassau Coliseum,” talk as part of the book tour for Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial
Coliseum, October 14, 2010, Queens Historical Society, Flushing, New York.
“Freedom to Speak in the Internet Age: Special Forum on Communications Policy and Its Possible Effects on Ethnic
Media and Their Communities,” invited for panel discussion, June 8, 2010, City University of New York Graduate School
of Journalism, New York, New York.

GRANTS
Center for Creative Activity and Research Grant, College of the Arts and Communication, William Paterson University,
received June 2019. $960 to fund professional transcriptions of oral history interviews for research on a historic television
series broadcast from 1948 to 1950 named Bowling Headliners.
Center for Creative Activity and Research Grant, College of the Arts and Communication, William Paterson University,
received June 2018. $1,000 to support travel to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, to
research media coverage of a trio of mid-1990s New York Mets pitching prospects nicknamed “Generation K.”
Center for Creative Activity and Research Grant, College of the Arts and Communication, William Paterson University,
received June 2017. $1,900 to pay for licenses for news wire photographs that appeared in my book We Want Fish Sticks:
The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders.
Travel grant, Graduate Student Senate, Ohio University, received November 2015. $500 to support travel to present
original research at the 2015 American Journalism Historians Association conference in Oklahoma City.
Travel grant, Graduate Student Senate, Ohio University, received July 2014. $500 to support travel to present original
research at the 2014 Society for Case Research conference in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

SELECTED NEWS ARTICLES


Hirshon, N. (2014, May 28). Scanning a slice of Queens. Wall Street Journal. (Published on the cover of the Greater New
York section. Story on cutting-edge, three-dimensional scanning of the New York State Pavilion, a Queens landmark.)

Hirshon, N. (2013, June 15). A cult classic’s landmark shuts. Wall Street Journal. (Published on the cover of the Greater
New York section. Story on the demolition of a fast-food restaurant that appeared in the 1988 film Coming to America.)
Hirshon, N. (2012, October 17). Is it down there? Narratively. (Long-form story on the search for the Underground Home
from the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, an exhibit that some believe was buried intact beneath a city park.)
Hirshon, N. (2012, August 13). Jackson Hts. sidewalks stained by a messy treat. New York Times. (Story on the spitting of
paan, a South Asian treat made with dried fruits, nuts, and pastes, on New York City sidewalks.)

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Hirshon, N. (2012, May 14). For Nepalese salon workers, a cultural hurdle to overcome. New York Times. (Story on Nepali
immigrants in New York who perform pedicures, overcoming a cultural taboo of touching strangers’ feet.)
Hirshon, N. (2012, February 15). Bachata circuit brings world-famous stars to hole-in-the-wall Queens clubs. DNAinfo.
(Story on singers of bachata music, defined by lyrics about heartbreak, performing in a nightclub above a car dealership.)
Hirshon, N. (2011, February 24). Vanishing middle-class hangouts fray fabric of Queens. New York Daily News. (First story
in “Vanishing Vintage Queens” series on the closings of middle-class hangouts such as diners and Masonic lodges.)
Hirshon, N. (2010, August 17). Preservationists push for signage to celebrate rich history of world’s fair relics. New York
Daily News. (First story in “Queens Heritage Quest” series on the paucity of historical markers in Queens.)
Hirshon, N. (2009, July 14). An Amazin’ night: Ex-Mets hurlers are toast of Citi as they toss out first pitch. New York Daily
News. (Culmination of series successfully advocating for two former New York Mets pitchers who played in the first night
game at Shea Stadium to be honored at the Mets’ new ballpark, Citi Field.)
Hirshon, N. (2009, July 7). His rocky road to rehab. New York Daily News. (First story in series on a Long Island man
convicted under New York State’s harsh Rockefeller drug laws.)
Hirshon, N. (2009, February 10). Could Isles net the point? New York Daily News. (First story to report rumors about the
New York Islanders hockey team moving to Queens, spawning copycat coverage in national and Canadian media.)
Hirshon, N. (2008, October 22). Plant like a Hindu god is stalk of da town. New York Daily News. (Viral story drew praise
from Editor-in-Chief Martin Dunn, who sent a rare staff memo crediting the article with helping to smash the Daily News
website’s all-time record of page views, hitting 4.5 million.)
Hirshon, N. (2008, July 5). Magna la carta to be served up at Fraunces Tavern. New York Daily News. (Exclusive story on
plans for the first public display of the Magna Carta in New York City in nearly 70 years.)
Hirshon, N. (2008, April 8). Robinson’s house not safe. New York Daily News. (Story credited with successfully advocating
for landmark status for the former Addisleigh Park home of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson.)
Hirshon, N. (2008, March 25). Movie palace shuts. New York Daily News. (Story credited by Robert Tierney, chairman of
the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, for raising the commission’s awareness of the nation’s longest
continuously operating movie theater in Ridgewood, Queens. The theater was subsequently granted landmark status.)
Hirshon, N., Gould, J., Schapiro, R., Melago, C., & Brosh, B. (2007, December 23). Verdict: Dad guilty. New York Daily
News. (Lead reporter for front-page story on the conviction of a black man who fatally shot a white teenager.)
Hirshon, N. (2007, May 4). Pray it ain’t so! Torre sis goes mum as she loses principal job at Queens school. New York Daily
News. (Front-page exclusive story on the sister of then-Yankees manager Joe Torre losing her job as a school principal.)
Hirshon, N. (2007, April 14). In the land of French fries, Americans are loving ‘poo-TEEN.’ Montreal Gazette. (Story written
for Columbia News Service on American chefs serving poutine, a Canadian dish of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy.)
Hirshon, N. (2006, November 7). Inside the NHL: Bon voyage, Captain Gorton. Hockey News. (Story on the anniversary of
the last time the New York Islanders wore their unpopular fisherman jerseys.)
Hirshon, N. (2004, December 30). First director of Latimer House has vision for the future. New York Amsterdam News.
(Front-page story on a Queens museum once home to African-American inventor Lewis Latimer.)

OTHER PUBLISHED WRITING

Foreword
Hirshon, N. (2010). Foreword. In J.D. Antos. Flushing: Then and now (p. vii). Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia
Publishing.

Guest columns

Hirshon, N. (2014, April 17). How a tireless fighter for N.Y. State Pavilion inspired me. New York Daily News. (Invited to

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write guest column on the late preservationist David Oats for a special issue marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964-
1965 New York World’s Fair.)
Hirshon, N. (Spring 2013). A new Forest Hills book. Forest Hills Gardens News. (Guest column about the book Images of
America: Forest Hills in the newsletter of the Forest Hills Gardens Corporation.)
Hirshon, N. (March 2012). My journalistic step towards Nepali community. Vishwa Sandesh. (First in a series of invited
guest columns to launch the English section of a Nepalese language newspaper in New York City.)

SELECTED NEWS COVERAGE OF RESEARCH AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Coverage of We Want Fish Sticks: The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders
“Isles Buzz Podcast,” with hosts Noel Fogelman and Dan Petriw. (2019, March 16). Listen: https://bit.ly/2HF5xJY
“Steve Somers,” with host Steve Somers, WFAN 660 AM, New York, New York. (2019, March 7).
“Warren in the Morning,” with host Warren Lawrence, WKNY 1490 AM, Kingston, New York. (2019, March 4).
“Sid Sports Sunday,” with host Sid Rosenberg, WABC 770 AM, New York, New York. (2019, February 24).
Gossett, S. (2019, February 22). “‘We Want Fish Sticks’ author Nicholas Hirshon on the worst rebranding effort in pro
sports history.” Sixtysix.

Atkin, R. (2019, January 31). “9 sports books that offer something for every fan.” The Christian Science Monitor.
Starzee, B. (2019, January 31). “Fish sticks: Revisiting the disastrous Islanders campaign.” Long Island Business News.
“Sports Lit 101,” with hosts Rich Kimball and Bruce Pratt, WZON 620 AM, Bangor, Maine. (2019, January 30). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2DJLQOL

Costello, A. (2019, January 30). “Get the inside story of the Islanders’ failed rebranding.” Massapequa Patch.
“Puck Soup Podcast,” with host Greg Wyshynski. (2019, January 24).
Wolkin, J. (2019, January 16). New book reveals Islanders ‘90s disaster. Levittown Tribune, Massapequa Observer, Mineola
American, Oyster Bay Pilot, Port Washington News, and all other Nassau County newspapers of the Anton Media Group.

“On The Board Sports,” with hosts Will Chiarucci and Shawn Thomas. (2019, January 5.)
“The BATH Podcast,” with host Angelo Gingerelli. (2019, January 3). Listen: https://bit.ly/2F8xfhK
“Hockey Night in New York,” with hosts Sean Cuthbert and Tony Stabile. (2018, December 29). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2ArEbCy
“Isle Seat Podcast,” with host Mike Carver. (2018, December 21). Listen: https://bit.ly/2QH3VoG

“News 12 Sports,” with anchor Jamie Stuart, News 12 Long Island, Woodbury, N.Y. (2018, December 11). Segment:
https://bit.ly/2UEZzwD // Interview: https://bit.ly/2QUeJim
Fiorino, J. (2018, December 11). Journalism professor converts dissertation into a book. The Beacon, William Paterson
University student newspaper.
Tucker, R. (2018, December 7). Hook, line & stinker: Islanders’ fisherman rebranding reeked of disaster. New York Post,
pp. 20-21.
“Forecheck, Backcheck, Paycheck Podcast,” with host Shane Darrow. (2018, December 6). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2AWPSk6

Tompkins, M. (2018, December 5). Forest Hills’ Hirshon puts his passion for Queens into words. Queens Daily Eagle.
“It’s in Queens Podcast,” with hosts Chris Donovan of the New York Daily News and Rob MacKay of the Queens Economic
Development Corporation. (2018, December 4). Watch: https://bit.ly/2SzMmU9

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“The History Author Show,” with host Dean Karayanis. (2018, December 3). Listen: https://bit.ly/2Ehnm0u
“Sports Talk 1240,” with host Bill Donohue, WGBB 1240 AM, Long Island, N.Y. (2018, December 2). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2FZIvOH
“On the Marc,” with host Marc Ernay of 1010 WINS radio. (2018, November 30). Listen: https://bit.ly/2FZmM9G
“The Isles Faithful Podcast,” with host Michael Schuerlein. (2018, November 30). Listen: https://bit.ly/2PoRhFv
“Schwartz on Sports,” with host Peter Schwartz of New York Sports Day. (2018, November 30). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2G0EVnf
Arnold, C. (2018, November 30). New book explores Isles failed rebranding during the 1990s. TheSportsDaily.com.
Russell, D. (2018, November 29). Islanders book by Forest Hills fan: Nick Hirshon scores with a look at the team’s ‘New
Coke’ moment. Queens Chronicle.
“The Dave Jamieson Show,” with host Dave Jamieson, TSN 1260 AM, Edmonton, CA. (2018, November 28). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2Pnoq47
“Isles Buzz Podcast,” with host Noel Fogelman. (2018, November 27). Listen: https://bit.ly/2P11uaR
Lukas, P. (2018, November 26). The Uni Watch holiday gift guide. ESPN.com.
“Sports Talk 1240,” with hosts Gary Harding and John Panarese, WGBB 1240 AM, Long Island, N.Y. (2018, November 25).
Listen: https://bit.ly/2TLFRPo

Gross, A. (2018, November 18). Fan’s new book highlights the Islanders’ ‘fisherman’ era. Newsday, p. A64.
“The Stevie Nics Hockey Experience,” with host Stevie Nics, S&M Show Podcast Network. (2018, September 1). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2LP5euq
“Episode 48: Do We Want Fishsticks?,” with host Joseph Buono, PTIsles podcast. (2018, July 27). Listen:
https://bit.ly/2Aq4Thx
“Sports Talk 1240,” with hosts Gary Harding and John Panarese, WGBB 1240 AM, Long Island, N.Y. (2018, January 14).
Listen: http://bit.ly/2r5LfCz

Coverage of Images of America: Forest Hills


“Book Revue,” with host Rozlyn Nieves, Queens Public Television, Flushing, N.Y. (2013, July 4). Interview about Images of
America: Forest Hills and historic preservation coverage in New York Daily News. Watch: http://bit.ly/1b1VcSx
O’Reilly, A. (2013, April 11). Queens neighborhood comes to life in prof.’s book. The Torch. (St. John’s University student
newspaper.)
Antos, J.D. (2013, April 3). Strangers gather for Forest Hills book talk. Queens Gazette.

McRae, T. (2013, March 14). A photographic tale of Forest Hills. Queens Chronicle.
Antos, J.D. (2013, March 6). Professor pens tome on Forest Hills. Queens Gazette.
Bourgoine, K.M. (March 2013). History of Forest Hills told through vintage images. The Mercy Mirror. (Newsletter of Our
Lady of Mercy Church.)
Wendell, E. (2013, February 21). Queens writer to be guest speaker. Woodhaven Leader-Observer.
“Open Mic,” with host Sahadev Poudel, Himali Sworharu (Internet radio station for transplanted Nepalis in New York
City), Ridgewood, N.Y. (2013, February 22). Interview about Images of America: Forest Hills. Listen: http://bit.ly/Zn9jIC
O’Reilly, A. (2013, February 20). Professor publishes new book. The Torch, St. John’s University student newspaper.
“Radio Free Woodhaven,” with host Ed Wendell, Blog Talk Radio, Woodhaven, N.Y. (2013, February 15). Interview about
Images of America: Forest Hills. Listen: http://bit.ly/17BeSq7

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DeJohn, I. (2013, February 14). Scribe heads for the hills. New York Daily News.
Gronda, L. (2013, February 7). F.H. native pens book about area’s history. Queens Tribune.

Coverage of Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum


“Verizon FiOS1 News,” with reporter Kevin Vesey, Verizon FiOS1 Long Island, Long Island, N.Y. (2017, April 3). Watch:
http://bit.ly/2qwjRsa
“CBS 2 News Sunday,” with anchor Andrea Grymes, WCBS TV, New York, N.Y. (2015, April 12). Watch:
http://bit.ly/1Pjh0bs
“New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets,” with Islanders radio voice Chris King, WRHU 88.7 FM, Garden City, N.Y.
(2015, April 2). Listen: http://bit.ly/1ERg3XD
“Sports Talk NY,” with host Mark Rosenman, WLIE 540 AM, Islip, N.Y. (2014, December 14). Watch: http://bit.ly/13r9CdD
“The Power Play,” with host Christian Arnold, WCWP 88.1 FM, Brookville, N.Y. (2011, June 21). Interview about Images of
America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and coverage of the rumored relocation of the New York Islanders for New
York Daily News. Listen: http://bit.ly/18GNNC7
“How It Works,” with host Hugo Fernandez, WLGCC (Internet radio station of LaGuardia Community College), Long
Island City, N.Y. (2010, October 19). Listen: http://bit.ly/1aLFsgq
Hunter, C. (2010, October 18). Arcadia releases book about Nassau Coliseum. Long Island Pulse Magazine.

Durham, K. (2010, November 2). The Nassau Coliseum – through the eyes of an Islanders fan. Queens Courier.
Interview with Dina Tsiorvas on the scoreboard during a New York Islanders hockey game at Nassau Veterans Memorial
Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (2010, October 29). Watch: http://bit.ly/1f4R3yH
Wargula, C. (2010, October 6). STJ professor publishes book on the legendary Coliseum. The Torch, St. John’s University
student newspaper.
“All About Queens,” with host Heidi Chain, Queens Public Television, Flushing, N.Y. (2010, October 4). Interview about
historic preservation coverage in New York Daily News and Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Nocera, K. (2010, September 27). News writer books long look at Nassau Coliseum history. New York Daily News.
O’Keeffe, M., Spector, J., Abramson, M., & Samuel, E. (2010, September 26). The score. New York Daily News.
Twibell, C. (2010, September 23). Roller Hockey International: Gone but not forgotten. The Hockey Writers.

Coverage of Other Scholarly Research


Steinberg, B. (2019, November 2). Fox works to strike new era for bowling. Variety.
Russell, D. (2019, July 3). Queens’ place in bowling history: Early TV show helped popularize sport, according to new
research. Queens Chronicle.
Cohen, L.Y. (2019, June 24). How a TV show in Queens helped turn bowling into a family-friendly sport. amNewYork.
(Covering my research on the pioneering television series Phillies Jackpot Bowling.)

Quoted as Expert Source


Russell, D. (2018, October 11). Another business says goodbye in Forest Hills. Queens Chronicle. (Commenting on the
closure of a card store.)
Hettich, C. (2018, June 17). Egg cream finding a resurgence in popularity. amNewYork. (Commenting on the New York
City roots of the fountain drink made with chocolate syrup, dairy, and seltzer.)
Colangelo, L.L. (2018, January 22). New book highlights 111 ununusal destinations in Queens. amNewYork. (Commenting
on the impact of a new book on tourism and historic preservation in Queens.)

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Pereira, I., & Fox, A. (2017, December 19). Islanders leaving Brooklyn rights a wrong, fans and experts say. amNewYork.
(Commenting on the Islanders’ move to Belmont Park on Long Island.)
Caldwell, D. (2017, September 30). New York Islanders’ arena saga takes another turn with Belmont bid – but is it the
right fit? ESPN.com. (Commenting on the Islanders’ prospective return to Nassau Coliseum, subject of my 2010 book.)
Colangelo, L.L. (2017, August 28). Court’s in session. amNewYork. (Commenting on the history of the U.S. Open tennis
tournament in New York City.)
Brodsky, R. (2017, April 2). Nassau Coliseum reopens, but hub’s overhaul faces hurdles. Newsday. (Commenting on the
redevelopment of Nassau Coliseum, subject of my 2010 book.)
Colangelo, L.L. (2016, July 14). You can choose best rendering of New York State Pavilion. New York Daily News.
(Commenting on a design competition to transform the New York State Pavilion from the 1964-1965 World’s Fair.)
Kim, V. (2015, September 30). Organ transplant! Islanders brought a little bit of home to Barclays Center. Courier Life.
(Commenting on the relocation of the New York Islanders’ organ from Nassau Coliseum to Barclays Center.)
Silva, M. (2015). Modern ruin: A world’s fair pavilion [Motion picture]. United States: Aquarela Pictures. (Commenting on
the history of the New York State Pavilion from the 1964-1965 World’s Fair.)
Colangelo, L.L. (2015, January 16). One last shot! Oscar big ‘Sniper’ may be theater’s only hope. New York Daily News.
(Commenting on the history of the Cinemart, a neighborhood movie theater opened in 1927.)
Colangelo, L.L. (2014, November 18). That’s how I stroll: Author’s guide to walks in Qns. New York Daily News.
(Commenting on the importance of historic walking tours in New York City.)
Colangelo, L.L. (2014, April 29). The final curtain: Forest Hills cinema is latest to be shuttered. New York Daily News.
(Commenting on the closure of Brandon Cinemas, a neighborhood movie theater opened in 1963.)
Russell, D. (2014, April 17). Forest Hills theater set to be shut down. Queens Tribune. (Commenting on the closure of
Brandon Cinemas.)
Trapasso, C. (2013, April 17). Mag in the news: Trendy BORO publication bought by Schneps chain. New York Daily News.
(Analyzing the sale of a monthly magazine to a community newspaper chain in Queens.)
DeJohn, I. (2013, March 24). Out of the Ashe-s: Elite tennis is returning to hallowed West Side Tennis Club. New York
Daily News. (Commenting on a tennis tournament at a derelict yet historic stadium that long hosted the U.S. Open.)
“Your Voice, Choice, Vote 2012,” with host Kaitlin Monte, Queens Public Television, Flushing, N.Y. (2012, November 6).
Analyzed news media coverage of the 2012 presidential race.
Interview with CeFaan Kim, NY1, New York, N.Y. (2010, January 12). Interview about efforts to preserve the historic
Ridgewood Theatre in Ridgewood, N.Y., the longest continuously operated movie theater in the United States. At a
public hearing, the chairman of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission credited my “persistence” and
“crusading” articles for the New York Daily News that “helped bring [the Ridgewood Theatre] to our attention.” Watch:
http://bit.ly/HY7sXM

SERVICE

William Paterson University


Faculty adviser for the William Paterson University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, September 2017-
Present. Founded a new student SPJ chapter on a campus that had never had one before. Began organizing and hosting
a monthly discussion series in September 2017 with prominent journalists that is recorded for campus television and airs
on a local public access station; the series has featured former New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal,
ESPN MMA reporter Ariel Helwani, CBS 2 New York anchor Andrea Grymes, and more than a dozen other journalists
from major outlets in the New York metropolitan area. Coordinate regular field trips to news outlets such as the SNY
television station, NJTV television station, and the WFAN radio station as well as outings to shadow journalists such as a
hockey reporter covering a New Jersey Devils game and a theater critic attending a stage performance. Organized and
hosted the inaugural New Jersey Journalism Hall of Fame inductions on campus as part of the first annual WPSPJ Awards
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Ceremony in April 2019. The William Paterson chapter was nominated for the Most Outstanding Campus Chapter in the
nation in August 2019, placing us on the same standing as chapters from some of the best journalism programs in the
country, such as the University of Georgia, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arizona, and Ohio University.
Faculty adviser for The Pioneer Times student newspaper, September 2016-May 2017.

Ohio University
Ran the Twitter account for the American Journalism Historians Association during the national convention, October 7-
10, 2015.
Wrote profiles of former faculty members for book on the history of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 2014-2015.
Invited to speak to the staff of The New Political, a student news website at Ohio University, September 28, 2014.
Invited to speak to the staff of The Essay Magazine, a student publication at Ohio University, February 26, 2014.
Recruited high school students for Ohio University at the National High School Journalism Convention, November 14-16,
2013, Boston, Massachusetts.
LaGuardia Community College
Member of the Journalism Committee, tasked with organizing events to publicize the college’s new journalism option,
2010-2013.
Consultant for The Bridge student newspaper, 2009-2013.
St. John’s University
Asked by students to help revitalize the defunct student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Served as
faculty adviser from January 2011 through August 2013. Organized panel discussions and a feature writing workshop in
Summer 2013.
Incorporated academic service learning into Feature Writing courses in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. St. John’s journalism
students collaborated with students from an area middle school to write newspaper-length profiles of notable Queens
residents.

Contributions to the advancement of the academic profession


Journal editor
American Journalism, digital media review editor, October 2017-Present.
Journalism History, corresponding editor, June 2016-Present.
Journal reviewer
Journal of Case Studies, September 2014.
Conference reviewer
History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, April 2020.
History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, April 2018.
Graduate Student Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, April 2017.
Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, January 2017.
Communication History Division, International Communication Association, November 2016.
Sports Communication Division, International Communication Association, November 2016, November 2017.
American Journalism Historians Association Conference, October 2016, October 2019.
Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, January 2016.
Communication History Division, International Communication Association, November 2015.
Sports Communication Division, International Communication Association, November 2015.

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Sports Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, April 2015.
Conference paper discussant
Discussant and scribe for conference papers presented to the Society for Case Research Conference, July 10-12 2014,
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Leadership in scholarly and professional societies
Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee, American Journalism Historians Association, June 2018-Present.
Host Committee Member, 25th Anniversary Celebration of the M.S. Part-Time Program at the Columbia Journalism
School, August 2017-April 2018.
Co-coordinator, Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference sponsored by the American Journalism
Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division, August 2016-May 2018.
Curriculum committee member, American Journalism Historians Association, August 2016-Present.
Research chair, Graduate Student Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,
August 2015-August 2016.
Teaching chair, Graduate Student Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication,
August 2014-August 2015.
Service to journalism
Member, Resolutions Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, August 2019-Present.
Vice president, New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, July 2019-June 2020.
Board member, New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, September 2017-June 2020.
Assistant treasurer, Deadline Club, New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, 2012-2013.
Judge, Mark of Excellence Awards for Collegiate Journalists, 2013, 2020.
Judge, Deadline Club Awards, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017.

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