Nick Hirshon


Office: Hamilton Hall 112
Phone: (973) 720-3285
Office Hours: Posted and by appointment

Department: Communication
Position: Assistant Professor

Area Specialization
Journalism, Sports Media, Communication History


Dr. Hirshon was a reporter at the New York Daily News from 2005 to 2011, covering breaking and community news. He also wrote three series that sparked efforts to preserve historic sites such as the longest continuously operated movie theater in the United States. In 2010, he received an award from a prominent preservation group, the Historic Districts Council, for his coverage of forgotten sites in the borough of Queens. He has also freelanced for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Hockey News.


Research Honors


2015 Robert Lance Memorial Award for the Outstanding Student Paper sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association.


2015 Top Paper Abstract Award sponsored by the Cultural and Critical Studies Division at the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.


Teaching Honors


2015 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by the Ohio University Center for Teaching & Learning.


2014 Promising Professor Award sponsored by the Mass Communication and Society Division and Graduate Student Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.






Hirshon, N. (2013). Images of America: Forest Hills. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. Foreword by Ray Romano.


Hirshon, N. (2010). Images of America: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing.


Academic Journal Articles


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.