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
The Boston University College of Communication will broadcast a live stream of its Undergraduate Convocation from Agganis Arena on Friday, May 19 starting at 9 a.m. at the link below. Watch the ceremony live.
Albert “Sandy” Gallin (COM ’62) died April 21st 2017 at 76 after a long battle with cancer. He was known in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s as one of the most powerful talent representatives in the entertainment industry. He managed a diverse array of artists ranging from Dolly Parton and Cher to Richard Pryor and… Read More
It’s what the chattering classes have been chattering about since election day—the wave of fake news that rolled through America’s political discourse in the 2016 presidential campaign via social media, swamping voters with false reports ranging from the pope endorsing Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton helping run a child sex ring at a Washington pizzeria…. Read More
Sure, The Americans is about a couple of KGB spies. But executive producer Stephen Schiff told the audience at last Friday night’s BU Cinematheque that the FX series is really about much more: it’s about us. “There’s a lot of skullduggery and spycraft and people doing nasty, nasty things to one another,” Schiff said. “But it’s really… Read More
More than one media outlet in China fell for a recent New Yorker satire that depicted President Trump, in his bathrobe, ordering aides to wrap White House phones in pry-proof tinfoil. Michelle Amazeen can testify that discerning fact from fiction isn’t just a foreign problem—as a College of Communication assistant professor, she says, she has… Read More
Nothing could stop Borderline at Friday night’s 37th annual Redstone Film Festival, not even an errant fire alarm in the Tsai Performance Center that temporarily halted the film halfway through its screening. Despite that five-minute interruption, Borderline, directed by Emily Sheehan, took home the best film and several technical awards for its gritty depiction of… Read More