Category: College of Communication

Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series

April 4th, 2012 in College of Communication 0 comments

On Thursday April 5th, Dr. Maxwell McCombs will give a lecture as part of the College of Communication‘s Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series.  Dr. McCombs, who is Professor and Jesse H. Jones Chair in Communications at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, will present “Do the Media Tell Us What to Think About? The Psychology of Agenda Setting.”  His lecture will address the contemporary communication landscape in which an unprecedented amount of information is available for consumption and navigation and the role the media plays in shaping how we perceive it.  His talk will take place in the Colloquium Room of the Photonics Center from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.  This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Communication Research Center:

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No Way Out But One – Film Screening

March 27th, 2012 in College of Communication, Film 0 comments

On Wednesday, March 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., NPR’s Robin Young will host a screening of “No Way Out But One”, a controversial new documentary that tells the story of Holly Collins, an American woman who kidnapped her own children to save them from a life of abuse. Pursued by the FBI, Holly fled the country and became the first American woman to ever be granted asylum by the government of the Netherlands, due to domestic violence. The film is being presented as part of Women Take the Reel, a Boston-based film festival focused on movies that are all written and/or directed by women. Immediately after the film, Robin Young will moderate a discussion with Holly Collins, the filmmaker Garland Waller, and Dr. Eli Newberger of Harvard and Children’s Hospital. This event will take place in COM 101 and is free and open to the public.

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NarrativeArc: storytelling journalism goes digital

March 21st, 2012 in College of Communication, Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

NarrativeArcBoston University’s College of Communication is hosting the NarrativeArc Conference this weekend, March 23-25.  The conference has celebrated and explored narrative journalism since 1998, and this year continues the discussion on the topic of evolving digital media forms.  The NarrativeArc Conference is again directed by its founder, Mark Kramer, and includes a host of accomplished speakers.  Featured speakers include Jay Allison, broadcast journalist and leader; Maria Balinska, founder of Latitude News; and Joe Bergantino, co-founder/co-director of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting .  A number of other prominent speakers will present on topics involving the digital age of storytelling journalism and its implications for the future of the field.  Events for this program will be held at the Metcalf Trustee Center and the Boston University School of Management.

This event is sold out. Click here to sign up for advanced information about next year’s NarrativeArc Conference.

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BU College of Communication presents Redstone Film Festival

February 15th, 2012 in All-University Events, College of Communication, Film, Uncategorized 0 comments


Join fellow film enthusiasts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Tsai Performance Center for the 32nd annual Redstone Film Festival. Sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM, the Redstone Film Festival is recognized as one of New England’s premier film and television venues. Projects are written and directed by graduate and undergraduate students from Boston University’s College of Communication.

Winners will be announced at tonight’s screening event. The event is open to the public and admission is free based on a first-come basis.

Contact the Film & Television department at

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