Category: Emerging Media

In National Survey, Americans Say Chinese People Are Blameless for Coronavirus Spread

Most Americans say the people of China are not to blame for the spread of COVID-19, but many believe China’s government owes reparations to those harmed by the virus, according to a new national survey by Boston University researchers. Researchers collected data from 2,049 respondents interviewed between April 24 and May 7, 2020, in a… Read More

What Voters’ Sweat Levels, Facial Expressions, Reveal about Their Feelings for Candidates

Election focus groups aimed at discerning which presidential candidate has the best shot at occupying the White House for the next four years generally pepper participants with lots of questions, then methodically analyze their answers. Now comes a different kind of study from Boston University researchers—a biometric quest that measures participants’ physiological reactions to candidates, as… Read More

Meet COM’s First Doctoral Recipient, Sarah Krongard

It seems there’s always something to celebrate at COM, and the 2019 fall semester marked one particularly noteworthy achievement — PhD candidate, Sarah Krongard, passed her dissertation defense and became the college’s first doctoral recipient. Sarah arrived at Boston University four years ago with an extensive and impressive resume, already established as a leader in media… Read More

Face-Off: Facial Recognition Technologies and Humanity in an Era of Big Data

About the Event As facial recognition technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, and the presence of such devices proves ubiquitous in both public and private spheres, it is critical for researchers to examine the potential effects on both individuals and society as a whole. To this end, the Division of Emerging Media Studies of Boston University’s College… Read More

Meet Serena Bronda (’16) Emerging Media Studies Alum and #Girlboss

Meet Emerging Media Studies alum, Serena Bronda. Serena is #girlboss and PR queen who landed a job at Eataly Boston right out of the EMS program. Now transitioning to a career at a PR healthcare agency, she provides us with her advice about networking in Boston and the Emerging Media Studies program. Q: Where are you… Read More

#ScreentimeBU 2017: Fake News, Real Emotion, and the Mediated Self

On June 22, 2017, the graduate students of Boston University’s Division of Emerging Media Studies are going to hold their third annual Conference on Emerging Media: #ScreentimeBU. This year’s theme is “Fake News, Real Emotion, and the Mediated Self.” #ScreentimeBU aims to explore the civic, social, and psychological implications of today’s media landscape. This conference is… Read More

Alumni Profile: Samantha Middleton (COM ’16)

Meet recent grad, Samantha! Since graduating from the Emerging Media Studies master’s program this summer, Samantha has landed a job in an advertising agency in Downtown Boston. Interested in her advice on success for current and prospective students in the program and beyond? So were we! Check out what Sam has to say about courses, balancing… Read More

COM grad pioneers new technology at Google

Google wants to play a leading role in VR through technologies such as Cardboard, which was released in 2014. And it’s part of Nooka Jones’ job to figure out how to make that happen. Jones (’10) is marketing manager and team lead at Google Creative Lab, a think tank in the company’s marketing division. His… Read More

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