Category: Journalism

Nineteen seniors receive Blue Chip Awards, COM’s top undergraduate honor

Nineteen seniors were named winners of this year’s Blue Chip Awards, the most prestigious undergraduate student honor conferred by Boston University’s College of Communication. “These seniors have proven to be leaders at Boston University and COM. They have demonstrated academic achievement. They have participated in internships and other professional activities. They are active in the… Read More

COM Student Photographers Dominate Boston Awards

Sophie Park, a Pardee senior and COM photography student, won Best of Show and first place for Photo Story in the annual Boston Press Photographers Association College Contest for her series chronicling illness and uncertainty during the current pandemic. “Sophie is a talented and incisive visual person,” said Greg Marinovich, her COM photography professor. “She… Read More

Report for America Picks Five COM Journalists

Four COM graduates and one about to receive her degree were selected this month as members of a “reporting corps” inspired by national service models, to help revive local journalism across the country. They will join in June a cohort of 225 journalists placed with more than 160 local news organizations across 46 states, Washington,… Read More

Pulitzer journalism fellowships awarded to COM, SPH students

Two Boston University graduate students will pursue separate, in-depth investigations related to mental health through fellowships announced this week from the Pulitzer Center. Sofie Isenberg, a first-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at the College of Communication, will drive across the United States to document the psychological aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More

Photographing Trump’s Washington

On the eve of the 2016 election, Sarah Silbiger was stuck in a corner of the media area at a Donald Trump rally in Manchester, N.H. Blinded by a laser-light show, deafened by blaring music, and gagging from a nearby smoke machine, the aspiring photojournalist came to a decision. “I remember feeling so miserable and… Read More

Students Probe Conflicts of Interest in Congressional Testimony

When Michael Cohen, President Trump’s so-called fixer, testified before the U.S. House Oversight Committee in February, members of Congress sparred over exactly what funding from foreign governments witnesses are required to disclose, based on a “Truth in Testimony” rule it enacted four years ago. A new investigation by Boston University data journalism students published today… Read More

A Summer as a Production Intern at the Today Show

Antonia DeBianchi (’20) grew up watching the Today Show — and this summer she landed the internship of a lifetime at Studio 1A. The incoming senior learned the ins and outs of pitching stories, planning shows and producing live segments. As a journalism student and previous intern at news organizations such as Boston Magazine and WGBH,… Read More

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