Public relations agencies are weathering a period of great disruption, say nearly three quarters of agency professionals, with boutique and management consulting firms eating into their client base. That’s according to this year’s Bellwether Survey of public relations professionals, produced by researchers at Boston University’s College of Communication in partnership with PR Week. “The business… Read More
Antonia DeBianchi (’20) grew up watching the Today Show — and this summer she landed the internship of a lifetime at Studio 1A. The incoming senior learned the ins and outs of pitching stories, planning shows and producing live segments. As a journalism student and previous intern at news organizations such as Boston Magazine and WGBH,… Read More
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the shooting deaths of 11 people and the wounding of seven others Oct. 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill. More info.
Recent grad Emma Johnson (’19) had one goal when she entered COM as a freshman: to pay for her college tuition through her accessories line, Em John. Four-years later and she did it – with some help from Oprah. Read Emma’s first-person story on Refinery29.
Beginning August 15, Mariette DiChristina (’86) will oversee 83 full-time and 107 part-time faculty, 45 staffers, and more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Communication. She comes to COM from Scientific American where she serves as editor-in-chief. DiChristina is also the executive vice president of the magazine’s parent company, Springer Nature,… Read More
Thirteen COM students, comprising seven teams, had eight creative advertising campaigns accepted into The One Show’s Young Ones’ category this year. The 13 graduate and undergraduate students, in advertising portfolio classes taught by Professors Edward Boches, Doug Gould, and Pegeen Ryan, won either merits or gold, silver, or bronze pencils, which will be announced at… Read More
BUTV10 won three awards and an honorable mention in the 2019 The Boston / New England National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Student Awards for Excellence. “Midterm Mandate”, the College of Communication’s most ambitious election coverage to date took first prize in the Newscast category. The Live Event award went to BUTV10’s coverage… Read More
Christopher Sumlin (’19), a recent graduate from the MS in Television program, recently submitted his thesis project to the ScreenCraft Writers Summit (in partnership with the Atlanta Film Festival). Sumlin wanted to share his story with the past, present and future BU community, to inspire others to have the confidence to share their own work…. Read More
Tales of undocumented immigrants, the #MeToo movement, and a child affected by the opioid drug crisis took the top three awards at BU’s 39th annual Redstone Film Festival, held Friday, March 29. Reflecting a certain timeliness, each drew on current headlines for plot inspiration. Read about the winners on BU Today.
Last year, a team of screenwriting students were tasked with every television writer’s dream assignment: to develop the final season of Game of Thrones. Kam Miller, Assistant Professor of Television, handpicked each student based on how their skills complemented the rest of the class. For instance, Jacob Levy had a particular talent for writing action… Read More