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August 1st, 2014

BU again ranked among Top 25 film schools

Film & Television

For the second straight year, Boston University is ranked among the Top 25 film programs in the country by The Hollywood Reporter. BU placed 12th in the 2014 list, down one position from 2013 when it debuted at No. 11. Some of COM’s most successful film and television alumni were featured, among them Jennifer Getzinger […]

May 7th, 2014

Students push for change on Capitol Hill

Film & Television

By Nicole Beale On Wednesday, May 7, BU students showcased their work in Washington D.C. in an effort to protect children in the family court system. Prof. Garland Waller’s Hothouse Productions, a class that operates as a client-driven, student-run production company, partnered with Eileen King of Child Justice and Dr. Joyanna Silberg of the Leadership […]

April 30th, 2014

COM in the News: April 2014


Advertising Jacob Groshek Assistant Professor, Mass Communication ThinkProgress, How Ad Companies Can Ruin Selfies For Everyone (4/8/14) Business T. Barton Carter Chair, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations Professor, Communication and Law The Boston Globe, Aereo’s $97m question for the Supreme Court (4/13/14) Caryl Rivers Professor, Journalism NPR, The New Realities Of The […]

April 15th, 2014

@comugrad wins Shorty Award


Actress Retta takes a selfie with Assistant Dean Micha Sabovik and members of COM’s social media team. The College of Communication’s undergraduate Twitter handle @comugrad won the award for “Social Media’s Best Barnes & Noble College” in the sixth annual Shorty Awards. This category honors universities across the country that use social media to drive […]

April 2nd, 2014

COM in the News: March 2014


Advertising Tobe Berkovitz Associate Professor of Advertising WBZ-AM, First Medical Marijuana Ad To Run On Comcast In Mass. (3/4/14) John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication WBUR’s “Cognoscenti,” Will Government Regulation Vaporize E-Cigarettes? (3/12/14) WBUR’s “Radio Boston,” Week In Review: Scott Brown, Marathon Security, Minimum Wage (3/15/14) WBUR’s “Here and Now,” Marketers Drill Into Customer Data […]

March 21st, 2014

Colbert Report producer speaks at BU

Film & Television

Colbert Report producer Nicole Savini (’99) returned to BU in March for the Cinematheque series, where she screened clips and shared stories with students. Savini got her first taste of producing in COM’s Hothouse Productions program before working as an NBC page after graduation. That opened the door to work as an assistant at Late […]

March 10th, 2014

Alum captures Broadway legend on film

Film & Television

A COM alumna’s directorial debut offers unprecedented actress to Elaine Strich, an actress most recently known for her role as Alec Baldwin‘s mother on NBC’s 30 Rock. Chiemi Karasawa, (COM ’90) met Stritch in while working as a script supervisor on the set of the John Turturro film Romance and Cigarettes. Their paths crossed again […]

March 10th, 2014

Hothouse film chosen for Boston Student Film Fest

Film & Television

A team’s film from COM’s acclaimed Hothouse program has been selected for this year’s Boston Student Film Festival. A four-student team of Brian Gallagher, Kellan Reck, Katie Wolosoff and Chris Roys wrote, directed, shot and produced “Pulse of the City: Kenmore Square.” The two minute film depicts a bustling Kenmore Square with Commonwealth Hotel, the […]

February 28th, 2014

COM in the News: February 2014


Advertising Edward Boches Professor of the practice, Advertising Time, Selling Schadenfreude: Inside the World of ‘Prankvertising’ (2/20/14) Time, Charity’s Freezing Child Ad Is Profoundly Touching (2/22/14) John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication NPR’s “Here and Now,” The Super Bowl was a bust, but what about the ads?” (2/3/14) Business T. Barton Carter Chair, Department of […]

February 10th, 2014

COM in the News: January 2014


Business Edward Boches Professor of the Practice, Advertising The Moscow Times, Sochi Concedes Defeat to Vancouver in Merchandise Sales(1/26/14) Time Magazine, Yes, Chipotle Has a Show—And So Will a Lot of Your Favorite Brands (1/29/14) Caryl Rivers Professor, Journalism WBUR’s “Cognoscenti”, Think Gender Struggles In The Workplace Are History? Think Again (1/2/14) Huffington Post, How […]