On the eve of the 2016 election, Sarah Silbiger was stuck in a corner of the media area at a Donald Trump rally in Manchester, N.H. Blinded by a laser-light show, deafened by blaring music, and gagging from a nearby smoke machine, the aspiring photojournalist came to a decision. “I remember feeling so miserable and… Read More
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.
On the first day of her first “real-world” job at Rachael Ray Every Day, journalism alumna Grace Rasmus (’15) was handed the keys to the magazine’s official Instagram account. Before she knew it, she was styling and shooting food content, producing videos, and managing digital strategy, while still writing and editing across their online and print publications…. Read More
This is what it means to come full circle. It’s been six years since Celia Hubbard (’13) was a student in Garland Waller’s Hothouse Productions class, collaborating with a team of fellow filmmakers on an intensive, client-driven production. She produced a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the experience of creating a PSA for The No Project: a global… Read More
Why did you choose the Media Ventures program? I choose MV because I wanted a program that combined both in and out of classroom experiences. When working in tech, only so much can be learned in a classroom, and this program does an amazing job providing you opportunities to learn from professionals in the field… Read More
MSNBC political correspondent Steve Kornacki (’01) will be giving a lecture and signing his new book, The Red and the Blue, on Thursday, November 29th. Join us in COM 209 from 6-7 pm to hear from the acclaimed journalist and film and television alum. About The Red and the Blue (courtesy of Harper Collins): Steve… Read More
The #MeToo movement has underscored a truth women in entertainment have long known: Whether you’re an entry-level production assistant or a veteran filmmaker, you will routinely face gender discrimination, sexual harassment—or worse. COM alums are no exception. They’ve been designated the office gopher because of their gender, experienced unwanted physical advances from coworkers and bosses—and been told… Read More
The College of Communication welcomes Vibha Bakshi (’93,’96) and Luis Alberto (Albi) Ferré Rangel (’90) to participate in COM’s 2018 convocation ceremonies. Bakshi, a director and producer, will give the address at the undergraduate convocation on May 18 at 9 a.m. at Agganis Arena (925 Commonwealth Avenue). Ferré Rangel, editor-in-chief of GFR Media in Puerto… Read More