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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 11th, 2014

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellows named


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


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


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!’


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


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 25th, 2014

Ureneck: Ukrainians searching for economic justice


Prof. Lou Ureneck weighs in on the antigovernment protests rocking Ukraine for The Boston Globe using the insight he gained as a Fulbright scholar in 2011. Ureneck spent the year teaching business journalism to young Ukrainians at the National University in Kiev – shaping his view of the current protests – and the protesters. From […]

February 19th, 2014

WTBU nominated for national college radio award


With your help, Boston University’s WTBU radio station could be named the best college radio station in the country. WTBU is one of 10 stations nominated for the College Radio Woodie in mtvU’s Woodie Awards, which annually recognize top college radio stations as well as up-and-coming artists popular with college students. Votes for “the beat […]

February 11th, 2014

Zuckoff’s Libya book gets Hollywood’s attention


Prof. Mitchell Zuckoff‘s latest book, “Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” has drawn interest from Paramount as a movie, according to The Boston Globe and other media outlets. The book, which is expected to be released in Spring 2014, is a non-fiction narrative account of the attack on the U.S. […]

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 […]