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February 13th, 2015

David Carr: 1956 – 2015


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


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


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


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 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


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


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 […]