Category: Conferences & Workshops

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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BUPRSSA held 6th annual regional PR conference, “PR Advanced: Unleash Our Generation”

February 29th, 2012 in Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

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Becky Loya (COM'12) shares her answer to the question, "What world do you intend for our children?" / Photo Credit afutu.com

On Saturday, February 25, the Boston University Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) held its 6th annual regional PR conference, “PR Advanced: Unleash Our Generation“. Students from 14 different universities attended and over 200 tickets were sold.  Students spent time learning from and networking with numerous industry professionals.

BUPRSSA Conference Coordinator Melanie Murray (COM’14) helped launch The AFUTU Project at this week’s conference. AFUTU, which was founded by two Generation Y visionaries, Branson Skinner and Liz Ricketts, provokes discussion around the question, “What world do you intend for our children?” Participants who attended were asked to bring a t-shirt and write their answers to this question. The shirts will be taken to Ghana and turned into backpacks by a team of seamstresses which will then be sold online and around college campuses. The goal is to raise money and promote awareness surrounding children’s education and community development in Accra, Ghana.

Contact BUPRSSA Faculty Advisor, Stephen Quigley at 617-358-0066;  squigley@bu.edu

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Boston University’s History Department to Host Food and the City Conference

February 21st, 2012 in Conferences & Workshops, Food & Beverage, Global 0 comments

DSC00097This weekend, Boston University’s History Department will host a two-day conference as part of its Food and the City initiative.  Held in Room 906 of the Photonics Center, the conference will focus on the historical relationship between food and cities.  By incorporating multi-disciplinary and global perspectives, the conference will nurture a necessary discussion that has its roots in the past and also looks forward, aiming to inform the future of urban food systems.  Ken Albala from University of the Pacific will serve as the conference keynote.

For further information, contact conference chair Robyn Metcalfe at baaaaa@bu.edu.

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