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Service and Excitement.

Graduate Programs

Journalism is a fulfilling career that combines the excitement of covering the news with the satisfaction of a life of public service.

Journalism students learn to report, write and produce news stories for a variety of media—newspapers and magazines, television, radio and the Internet. A student can specialize or work across all media.

BU News Service earns national recognition


The Online News Association named the The BU News Service as a national award recipient for their student coverage of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. View the award-winning BU News Service special edition.

A good journalist not only has technical and professional skills, but also intellectual breadth and curiosity about the world. Undergraduate journalism students at Boston University combine a solid liberal arts background with pre-professional education to prepare for careers as writers, reporters, editors, and producers for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and online newsrooms and other new multimedia outlets. Journalism majors therefore take a majority of their courses in disciplines outside COM (usually in the College of Arts & Sciences).

Our graduate programs are designed to produce graduates trained to analyze and explain the complex events of our times as well as raise journalistic standards in all media.

Team members Christina Beiene (’17) (from left), Brittney Badduke (’17), and Kaley Roberts (’17) will be NESN’s newest interns this fall after winning first place in the new reality show NESN Next Producer. Read more in BU Today. Photo by Jackie Riccardi.

Journalism Opportunities



butv10 and its companion website is Boston University’s student-produced and — managed television station. Established in 2005, butv10 is a University-wide resource that presents the work of students, faculty and alumni via campus channel 10, live streaming video and on-demand web content.


WTBU radio

WTBU is Boston University’s student radio station, broadcasting online on, on the BU cable TV system channel 6 and in selected buildings on campus on either 640 AM or 89.3 FM. WTBU offers listeners music, news and sports. The station is entirely staffed by volunteer students under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Alumni

Boston University has produced 24 graduates who have won or shared 33 Pulitzer Prizes. Of those, 19 are COM graduates. View the full list of winners.


COM alumnus John Tlumacki (DGE’76, COM’78) was on assignment photographing the Boston Marathon for the Boston Globe on April 15, 2013 when bombs exploded near the finish line. The photographs that he produced that day amid the chaos earned him a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Read more about his experience in the Fall 2014 COMtalk.