Academics

State House

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Please contact Professor Fred Bayles, director of the State House Program, fbayles@bu.edu.

The Boston University State House Program offers real-world experience producing content for some 15 Massachusetts daily newspapers, websites and radio stations. Students come away with experience and confidence in their abilities to produce content on state government and politics in a challenging, deadline environment.

As the largest news operation in the Massachusetts Statehouse, the program typically produces some 200 byline pieces a semester along with blogs, radio reports and video packages. By semester’s end students have 20 to 30 byline clips, including many front-page displays, along with a multimedia content—including a page on the State House Program’s website for their portfolio.

State House Program alumni have gone on to the Boston Globe, Boston.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Lowell Sun and the Eagle-Tribune, the Brockton Enterprise and a range of smaller suburban dailies and weeklies in Massachusetts. Others have found jobs in their home states based on the experience and clips the State House Program has provided.