Scripps Doctoral Students
Office: RTVC 0097
Education: M.S., Journalism, Columbia University, 2008; B.S., Journalism, St. Johns University, 2006.
Research: Hirshons doctoral research focuses on sports media. He has published two books about New York sports: Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (2010), on the Long Island arena built for the NHLs New York Islanders, and Images of America: Forest Hills (2013), on the neighborhood that hosted the U.S. Open tennis tournament for six decades. He has presented his research at several conferences including the American Journalism Historians Association, International Association for Communication in Sport, and Society for Case Research. He also has an article in press with Journalism History.
Teaching Area: Hirshon won a 2014 Promising Professor Award for excellence and innovation in teaching from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He has taught two courses at Ohio University, Introduction to Multiplatform Reporting and Magazine Feature Writing. He also taught two English and two journalism courses over five years as an adjunct instructor at the City University of New York and three journalism courses over four years as an adjunct instructor at St. Johns University.
Professional Experience: Before teaching in Ohio, Hirshon was a reporter for six years for the New York Daily News. He has also freelanced for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Hockey News.