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Join Us May 24, 2023 at 11:30 am
Let's learn about Wokeland from Media Perspective and on George Washington College Campus
Steven Cohen Presents Wokeland in the Media
Mr. Stephen Cohen, Executive Director of KUSI
Mr. Cohen is a highly regarded expert in media and media relations who has a broad background in handling high profile cases as a journalist and as a crisis
manager. He has appeared on a variety of television programs including THE TODAY SHOW, THE FACTOR, CNN MORNING, DR. PHIL, RITA COSBY, DAN ABRAMS among others.
He has operated ,as a senior news executive, in many of the most prestigious and largest local newsrooms in the United States. While at CBS, he was the news director of both WCBS TV and KCBS TV, later he served as Vice President and General manager of WCAU TV in Philadelphia.
Mr. Cohen was also the founding executive producer of Court TV, and was responsible for the launching of the network and the selection and coverage of many high profile cases from William Kennedy Smith’s rape case to the trial of Rodney King. He also oversaw the coverage of the Clarence Thomas hearings and the resultant Anita Hill testimony in the confirmation hearings.
While at Chris Craft television, Mr. Cohen redesigned the newscasts in Los Angeles, and created a contemporary and investigative design that focused upon community issues. He also offered extraordinary long form coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial , and extensive analysis of the Impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton.
Mr. Cohen can offer media training, crisis management , and a hands on approach to speech writing, and problem solving.
He holds three degrees, including a B.S. in Education, a Master’s in Modern History, and an M.A. in Journalism.
He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards including EMMY’s for excellence in television journalism.
Mr. Cohen is also the author of THE NEWSLIFE from Arkansas to Aruba , a memoir of his 40 years as a journalist. It is available on amazon.com , kindle
and Barnes and Noble .com
Ms. Sabrina Soffer, Commissioner of Taskforce at George Washington University
Sabrina Soffer is a sophomore in George Washington University’s honors program double majoring in Philosophy & Public Affairs and Judaic Studies, striving toward a Masters in Israel Education. As a columnist, social media influencer, and student activist who educates on Israel and the Jewish experience, she has recently been appointed as the Commissioner of GW’s Special Presidential Task Force to Combat Antisemitism. She is also the Vice President of Chabad GW and is a CAMERA fellow who works to monitor and correct misinformation about Israel and Zionism in the media.
While born in California, Sabrina has family roots in Israel, Russia, Egypt, France, and beyond. Fascinated by the Holocaust’s history and unsolvable questions at the age of twelve, Sabrina has since immersed herself in Jewish history and the evolution of ideas over time, and how they intersect with civil society, leadership, and relationships in daily life. Over her gap year, Sabrina authored her first book, My Mother’s Mirror: A Generational Story of Resilience, & Self-Discovery that offers creative, memoir-based tools rooted in the USC EDGE Center award-winning Self-Ex Guide, authored by Sabrina and her mother. The Jewish principle of Tikkun Olam, or self-repair to repair the world, drives Sabrina’s work, daily life, and aspirations.
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- 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Invocation
- 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Educational Segment
- 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Wrap up
- 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Social
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