It starts with a sound: footsteps on a metal staircase, or the choke of an engine. A siren’s wail follows, or an eerie xylophone. Then a voice comes in with an ominous message. No more than 15 seconds has passed, but looking away is no longer an option. That’s the goal for Adam Finkelstein (COM’09),… Read More
Emerging Media Studies faculty Dr. Lei Guo won Top Faculty Paper at the 2017 International Communication Association Conference in San Diego with her paper “Global Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow,” co-authored with Chris Vargo from The University of Colorado Boulder. The updated version of the paper has been recently published… Read More
Emerging Media Studies students Yiyan Zhang (’17), Xiaoshuang Guo (’17), Jingru Cao (’17) and Xueying Pan (’17) helped launch a website for Mass Farmers Markets (MFM), a nonprofit organization that supports farmers’ markets in Massachusetts. The website was a part of a design project for EM757 User-Producers 2.0: Developing Interactivity, in which students are expected… Read More
“Faculty and students have been agonizing recently about the emergence of fake news—false information packaged to deceive the public into thinking it was produced by professionals with respect for truth,” notes Thomas Fiedler (COM’71), dean of the College of Communication, in his spring 2017 COMtalk column. Another interested consumer of news—Barack Obama—described the new media… Read More
Hosted by the College of Communication’s Divison of Emerging Media, the conference, “Journalism and the Search for Truth in the Age of Social Media“, took place on April 24-25, 2017, at Boston University. Watch the conference’s videos below. Welcome and opening remarks: Dr. James E. Katz & Dean Thomas E. Fiedler, Boston University. Panel 1:… Read More
Meet Emerging Media Studies alum, Serena Bronda. Serena is #girlboss and PR queen who landed a job at Eataly Boston right out of the EMS program. Now transitioning to a career at PR healthcare agency, she provides us with her advice about networking in Boston and the Emerging Media Studies program. Q: Where are you from… Read More
Sanaz Tahernia (’17) interviews 2017 Commencement speaker and DreamWorks Animation president Bonnie Arnold (’78). Read more about Bonnie Arnold’s career story.
Data points are everywhere. Swipe a credit card, buy something online, or upload a pet video to Facebook, you leave a data point. Just about everything that a corporation or government does leaves a digital footprint as well. These days, a lot of people want to use that data to find an answer or make… Read More
Prof. Mina Tsay-Vogel talks about teaching students to think critically and understanding media message impacts.
BU COM’s Prof. Mina Tsay-Vogel talks about the importance of teaching students to be critical thinkers and understanding how we are impacted by media messages. Get more information on our graduate programs and the application process.
Pairing the names Odysseus and Kim Kardashian in the same sentence seems unlikely, but Bonnie Hammer, the Hollywood Reporter’s “Most Powerful Woman in Entertainment,” strung them together in her BU Commencement speech Sunday, offering a storyteller’s advice on how the graduates might construct the narrative of a successful postcollege life. “When you leave today, you’ll… Read More