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College of Communication to host 13th Annual Narrative Journalism Conference

April 3rd, 2013 in College of Communication, Conferences & Workshops 0 comments

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Members of the  journalism community have gathered at Boston University 12 times before to strengthen their craft and learn from peers about the “power of narrative.” Despite changes in technology since its 1998 inception, the mission of the conference has remained the same: “to impart the down-to-earth humanity that characterizes the genre of narrative journalism.”  This year’s conference, titled “The Power of Narrative: Storytelling Journalism Goes Digital,” celebrates and explores the genre as it expands into digital media.  Hosted by the Boston University College of Communication (COM), the conference will span three days, April 5-7, complete with keynote talks, breakout sessions, skills workshops and café sessions with speakers.

This year’s conference will celebrate the rich 40-year history of the craft of narrative journalism, tracing its evolution to the digital age. Masters of the craft, including Pulitzer, Robert F. Kennedy, Edward R. Murrow, Peabody, and National Book Award winners, and leading broadcasters and documentary filmmakers, will share their know-how alongside many of the innovators in digital narrative journalism.

Keynote speakers for the 2013 conference include Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner and author of nine non-fiction books including The Soul of a New Machine and Mountains Beyond Mountains.  Additional keynote speakers include veteran magazine editor Richard Todd, NPR Middle-East correspondent Kelly McEvers, and columnist Ann Friedman along with COM faculty members Dick Lehr and Mitchell Zuckoff. The conference will also feature more than 25 different breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics, including narrative in the digital age, multimedia publishing, audience engagement, the role of photojournalism and the full spectrum of journalism (see full schedule).

The 2013 Narrative Conference will be held at the Boston University School of Management at 595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. The conference is intended for practitioners, teachers, and early and mid-career writers and editors interested in narrative journalism. The conference covers print, radio, podcasts, web-based multi-media, slide/sound productions, dedicated apps, and documentary film.

Registration ends at midnight on April 2 or until sold out. Contact Lisa Bassett in the journalism department with any questions at 617-353-3484.

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Boston University Hosts Mashable Social Media Day

June 19th, 2012 in College of Communication, Social Events 0 comments

MashableSocialMediaDayBoston University’s College of Communication is hosting Mashable’s third annual Social Media Day on Saturday, June 30. Join fellow social media enthusiasts for drinks, networking opportunities, and the chance to learn from leading industry experts.  Guest speakers will include Peter Stringer, Senior Director of Interactive Media at the Boston Celtics, and Unity Stoakes, co-founder and president of StartUp Health. The event will take place in the Tsai Performance Center and check-in begins at 1:30 P.M.

For more information, please contact comugrad@bu.edu or tweet @comugrad

Image courtesy Mashable.com on flickr/Creative Commons

* Event location was updated on June 27

 


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Obama and Campaign 2012 discussed in live chat

December 1st, 2011 in Live Chats, Panels 0 comments

On Tuesday, November 29th, BU Today hosted a town hall-style discussion, “Hope and Change? A Conversation on the Obama Presidency.” The panel included Dean of the College of Communication Thomas Fiedler, journalism professor Robert Zelnick, and two undergraduate students, Tabitha Watson (COM’12, CAS’12) and Crystal Burrell (CAS’14). Dean of Students Kenn Elmore moderated the discussion, bringing in questions from the audience and live viewers on UStream, Twitter and Facebook.

Panelists discussed Obama’s gains and shortfalls in office, reflecting on his election, the country’s economic crisis, foreign policy, and national security. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the job market for college graduates were also touched upon.

For the full discussion, view the UStream broadcast below:

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The Great Debate, Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Who Stands in the Way?

November 10th, 2011 in Live Chats 1 comment

On Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm, journalism professor Robert Zelnick, will moderate the Great Debate at the Tsai Performance Center. The debate, the 29th in the series, is modeled after the Cambridge and Oxford University Union Societies’ public discussions. This year’s event will bring together students, faculty and scholars to discuss who’s to blame for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The panelists arguing that Israeli leadership is responsible include Hussein Ibish, Ph.D, a senior research fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, Geoffrey Aronson from the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and BU student Justin Bourke (COM ’13). They will face off against Robert J. Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, Joshua Muravchik, Ph.D, a Foreign Policy Institute Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and BU student Phillip Kisubika (COM ’13).

The two teams will go head-to-head for about an hour, followed by 20 minutes of audience discussion and rebuttals. The Great Debate is a free event open to the Boston University community and general public. Please contact Lauren Glaser with any questions at leglaser@bu.edu.

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New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks addresses BU COM graduates

May 26th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Tyler Hicks (COM ’92), a BU alum and New York Times photographer who was held hostage in Libya for four days in March, was the speaker at the College of Communication’s (COM) convocation. He urged COM’s graduates to “bear witness.” Watch his address below:

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“Just stew it!” say the south campus stewards

May 19th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Graduating seniors Molly Byrd (CAS), Emily Drevets (CAS) and Emily Bell (CAS, COM) gave BU Today and inside look into what their lives were like while studying at BU the past four years and how they came to give away “free stew and friendship” on Wednesdays:

See more be BU Today’s Point of Departure series daily on their homepage.

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Studying a third language through a second: Senior Yue Huang on her BU experience

May 17th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Senior Yue Huang (COM’11) traveled from her home in Beijing to Boston University, and quickly learned that although she knew English, her American slang could use some work. She didn’t stop there — using her second language to learn her third (Spanish), and eventually her fourth (French). In Points of Departure, Huang talks about growing up in the newsroom, and how languages help her break down barriers to communicate as a journalist:

Visit Yue Huang’s BU Today feature.

Visit the Points of Departure landing page to hear more stories from BU seniors.

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MTV’s “Staying Alive Ignite” HIV/AIDS awareness campaign comes to campus April 21 & 22

April 15th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

As part of MTV’s “Staying Alive” campaign, “Ignite” addresses the stigmas of an HIV or AIDS diagnosis — as well as virusmtv_sa_logo1_formatted-copy education and attitudes about safe sex — against the backdrop of youth culture in various locales, including Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. On April 21st and 22nd, the campaign is coming to Boston University with a screening of Shuga: An HIV/AIDS Soap Opera in Kenya.

In addition to two screenings — one on the Medical Campus and another on the Charles River Campus — a post-screening discussion will be held at COM, featuring Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at MTV and Director of Staying Alive. Dean of Students Kenn Elmore will continue the discussion as part of his weekly Coffee & Conversation on Friday, April 22nd.

Visit the Center for Global Health & Development’s Ignite landing page for the most updated information.

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The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011

March 9th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

P.J. Crowley

Event: P.J. Crowley – The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011

Host: College of Communication (COM)

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Time: 12 – 2 p.m.

Place: COM student lounge (640 Commonwealth Ave.)

Admission: Free and open to the public

P.J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State, is the public face of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy. Throughout the recent upheaval in the Middle East, Crowley has appeared regularly on CNN and news outlets throughout the world, giving the Administration’s perspective on the evolving crisis. Crowley has worked under Hillary Clinton for the past two years, handling communications for every international crisis, from the war in Afghanistan and the arrest of a CIA agent in Pakistan to the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the ongoing AIDS crisis in Africa.

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The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011

March 9th, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

P.J. Crowley

Event: P.J. Crowley – The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011

Host: College of Communication (COM)

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Time: 12 – 2 p.m.

Place: COM student lounge (640 Commonwealth Ave.)

Admission: Free and open to the public

P.J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State, is the public face of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy. Throughout the recent upheaval in the Middle East, Crowley has appeared regularly on CNN and news outlets throughout the world, giving the Administration’s perspective on the evolving crisis. Crowley has worked under Hillary Clinton for the past two years, handling communications for every international crisis, from the war in Afghanistan and the arrest of a CIA agent in Pakistan to the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the ongoing AIDS crisis in Africa.