Rory Cohen

About me

Gender Female
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Journalism Professor & Freelance Writer
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Education is my passion, as I have the privilege of helping students at the college level in my current role. I am a full-time college professor of journalism. I also freelance for many outlets. My work has been published with several notable organizations, including KCET, The Orange County Register, The Press-Enterprise, The Guardian, Times of Israel, California Real Estate, Realtor Magazine, City Journal, Jewish News Syndicate, Scientific American, and many other esteemed publications. I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with distinguished honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. I earned my Master's degree at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in the field of Broadcast Journalism. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Education Studies at California State University, Northridge.
Interests Journalism, Communications, Art, History, Crafts, Fashion, Writing, Reading, Travel, Food, Miniatures, Photography, Economics, International Relations, Education, Making the world a better place
Favorite Movies Gran Torino, Pride & Prejudice (BBC), Laura, Clue, Cinderella Man, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Gentleman's Agreement, Peyton Place, Something the Lord Made, Cool Hand Luke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, To Catch a Thief, Schindler's List, A Beautiful Mind, Sabrina, The Heiress, Sallah Shabati, Amelie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Rebecca, Suddenly Last Summer, Sleeping Beauty, The Godfather, Dirty Dancing, Beauty and the Beast, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Princess and the Frog, Jurassic Park, Rear Window, Inception, Cinderella, A Light Between Oceans, A Little Princess, A Very Long Engagement, The Hustler, Zero Dark Thirty, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi, Seven, Avengers, Before Sunrise, The Great Debaters, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Slender Thread, The Proposal, The Sting, Love & Basketball, Atonement, The Debt, A Place in the Sun, Jezebel, Hunger Games Trilogy, Mean Girls, The Prestige, Aladdin
Favorite Music Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Melody Gardot, Enrico Macias, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Lara Fabian, Arik Einstein, Yasmin Levy, Melody Gardot, Ofra Haza, John William Coltrane, Idan Raichel, Fiona Apple, The Gipsy Kings, Otis Redding, Amy Winehouse, Itzhak Perlman, Sam Cooke, Dalida, Adele, Ray Charles, Donna Summer, Chris Isaak, Leona Lewis, Uzi Hitman, George Jacob Gershwin, Joe Amar, Taylor Swift, Simon & Garfunkel, Queen, Dido, Usher, Radiohead, Gotye, Shakira, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Serge Prokofieff, Ziv Yehezkel, Lenny Kravitz, Ice Cube, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Julio Iglesias, Alicia Keys, Eyal Golan, Jennifer Lopez, Ishtar Alabina, Florence + The Machine, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Madonna, Farid al-Atrash, Brook Benton, Stevie Nicks, Dario Marianelli, Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, The Black Keys, OneRepublic, M83, Stan Getz, Astor Piazzolla, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Paloma Faith, The Doors, The Killers, John Coltrane, The Lumineers, Dr. Dre, Tupac, NWA, Calvin Harris, Simon & Garfunkel, Randy Newman, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Dave Brubeck, Edvard Grieg, Antonio Vivaldi, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Frédéric Chopin, Muse, Whitney Houston, Giacomo Puccini
Favorite Books As I Lay Dying, Don Quixote, 1984, Moby Dick, Leaves of Grass, Sense and Sensibility, Absalom Absalom!, A Light Between Oceans, Lorna Doone, Light in August, Dante's Inferno, Les Misérables, Jane Eyre, The Giving Tree, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, This Side of Paradise, On The Road, The Tempest, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Beautiful and Damned, Infidel, Atlas Shrugged, Falling Up, Alice In Wonderland, Pride & Prejudice, The Force of Reason, Little Women, A Primate's Memoir, The Aeneid, Wives and Daughters, Washington Square, Night, The Restaurant at the End of the Galaxy, The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park: A Novel, The Fountainhead, The Odyssey, Emma, The Lost World: A Novel, Daniel Deronda, Animal Farm, War and Peace, Paradise Lost, Middlemarch, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Othello, Medea, Two Treatises of Government, A Streetcar Named Desire, North and South, Brave New World, The Waste Land, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Le Petit Chose, The Prophet, The Sun Also Rises, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, The Rebel, Persuasion, The Stranger, Doctor Zhivago, The Case for Israel, The Road to Serfdom, The Sound and the Fury, Washington Square, The Border Trilogy, Blood Meridian, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, P.S. I Love You, Hunger Games Trilogy, The Princess Bride