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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

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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 […]


April 15th, 2014

@comugrad wins Shorty Award

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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 11th, 2014

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellows named

Journalism

The Boston University College of Communication (COM), School of Public Health (SPH) and the Center for Global Health & Development have named Sascha Garrey (SPH ’14) and Selin Thomas (COM ’14) recipients of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowships. The Boston University Program on Crisis Response and Reporting brings journalists and global health specialists […]


April 11th, 2014

Journalism grad student named ethics fellow

Journalism

Graduate journalism student Samantha Pickette is one of 12 young journalists chosen by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, or FASPE, to participate in a two-week program this summer in New York, Germany and Poland. FASPE, now in its fifth year of operation, is a unique international program that explores the history […]


April 2nd, 2014

COM in the News: March 2014

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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 3rd, 2014

Rivers: Online, message to women is ‘Shut up!’

Journalism

Though many believe gender discrimination is a thing of the past, research shows women bear the brunt of harassment and discrimination online. Prof. Caryl Rivers draws on the findings of her recent book, The New Soft War on Women to give context to recent instances of feminine voices silenced by the so-called “harmless male trolls […]


February 28th, 2014

COM in the News: February 2014

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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 […]