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BU journalists cover the major party conventions

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BU Washington, D.C., Journalism Program students at the Republican National Convention in Tampa: (front row, from left) Alexa Dragoumis (COM’14, CAS’14), Rhiannon Pabich (COM’14), and Mounira Al Hmoud (COM’13); (back row, from left) Corey Kane (COM’13), William Frothingham (COM’13), and Morgan True (COM’12). Photo by Louis Peck

Six COM students are covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this week as part of a special study abroad program. These students have floor access and the chance to interview the politicians and delegates there.

“I follow politics and this is the biggest thing I’ve ever been able to go to,” broadcast journalism major Alexa Dragoumis told BU Today.

Boston University’s Study Abroad Washington, D.C., Journalism Program houses COM students in Washington, D.C. for the semester while providing them with work for New England news outlets and the bureaus of national news organizations. Their work is featured on the BU Washington News Service website. The program will send six more students to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week.

Author and longtime teacher Denise Baer serves as the organization’s bureau chief. She is assisted by deputy bureau chiefs Lester Kretman, whose production work for NBC News earned the network two Emmys, and Louis Peck, who founded National Journal’s Congress Daily.

Read more in BU Today.

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