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July 22nd, 2015

HBO signs Bill Simmons for weekly talk show

Journalism

Bill Simmons (’92), a former ESPN writer and commentator, has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with HBO. According to the Time Warner-owned premium cable network, the deal symbolizes “a comprehensive partnership on a variety of platforms between the network and Simmons.” Simmons’ deal with HBO will become effective in October and will join the ranks […]


May 1st, 2015

Pros recognize BU Student journalists during awards season

Journalism

“Black and Pink,” by Taylor Walker and Nicole Jacques. Boston University journalism students are winners of many of the top awards given out by the news professionals in New England during the last month. Three winning entries and three honorable mentions were announced April 29th by NATAS- the Boston New England Student award for Excellence. […]


April 16th, 2015

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Announces 2015 Fellowship Recipients

Journalism

Claire Felter, Pankaj Khadka and Kateri Donahoe are the 2015 winners of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship. Photo by Jun Tsuboike The Boston University Program on Crisis Response and Reporting is pleased to announce that Kateri Donahoe, Claire Felter and Pankaj Khadka have won fellowships for 2015 from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis […]


March 6th, 2015

Mitchell Zuckoff Is Inaugural Redstone Professor in Narrative Studies

Announcements

College of Communication professor of Journalism Mitchell Zuckoff has been appointed as the inaugural Sumner M. Redstone Professor in Narrative Studies. The new professorship, made possible by a $2.5 million gift from Viacom and CBS chair Sumner Redstone (Hon.’94), is endowed in perpetuity to support a senior COM faculty member with scholarly and teaching expertise […]


February 13th, 2015

David Carr: 1956 – 2015

Journalism

David Carr, Andrew R. Lack professor and New York Times business columnist and culture reporter, collapsed in the newsroom of the New York Times about 9 p.m. Feb. 12, and was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 58. In memoriam Read the New York Times obituary. For more BU […]


January 15th, 2015

COM student lands front page Boston Globe story

Journalism

For his final project, journalism graduate student John Hilliard (’15) achieved a feat many journalists strive for their entire careers – getting his story published on the front page of The Boston Globe. The story was part of a semester-long project for the College of Communication’s Data Storytelling course, taught by COM Prof. Maggie Mulvihill. […]


May 13th, 2014

Redstone gift funds narrative professorship

Journalism

Viacom and CBS chair Sumner Redstone (Hon. ’94) has donated $2.5 million to the College of Communication (COM) for the creation of a new professorship that will study and teach narrative storytelling. The new Sumner M. Redstone Professorship in Narrative Studies will be endowed in perpetuity through a gift from the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable […]


May 1st, 2014

JO student work among New England’s best

Journalism

Dana Hatic, Prof. Susan Walker, Honah Liles, Prof. Elizabeth Mehren, Prof. Michelle Johnson and Mike Neff pose for a photo following the Mark of Excellence awards luncheon. Boston University journalism students won a raft of awards in the past year for their breaking news and features reporting, and for overall excellence. Student-run media (BUTV-10, WTBU […]


April 30th, 2014

COM in the News: April 2014

Advertising

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 28th, 2014

COM covers the Vatican

Journalism

BU News Service reporters Kirsten Johnson and Matthew Younis join veteran Boston broadcaster and journalism Prof. RD Sahl in Rome for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. (Tip: Click Play to watch, then Playlist to find full coverage.) Emmy-winning, veteran journalist Prof. RD Sahl led a team of journalism students covering […]