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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 […]

January 8th, 2014

COM in the News: December 2013


Law Douglas Starr Co-director of Science Journalism Program Co-director, Center for Science & Medical Journalism Professor of Journalism The New Yorker, The interrogation: Do police interrogation techniques produce false confessions?” (12/9/13) NPR “Fresh Air,” Beyond good cop/Bad cop: A look at real-life interrogations (12/5/13) WBUR “Radio Boston,” The strategy behind a police interrogation (12/10/13) WNYC, […]

May 30th, 2013

Prof. Carter on when the truth is not the truth

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

From archived stories to social media postings and ubiquiotous camera in photos, “Privacy may itself be a vanishing right,” according to Prof. T. Barton Carter (COM ’78). In a recent conversation with BU Today, Prof. Carter talked about a recent The New York Times column from Bill Keller, which details the case of a Connecticut […]

February 14th, 2013

COM in the News: December 2012


Business John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Facebook Announcements Can Be Confusing. Let Us Explain (12/6/12) Hyun-Yeul Lee Assistant Professor, Communication Forbes, Will the Redesigned YouTube Hurt the Retailers That Use It? (12/8/12) Media Tobe Berkovitz Associate Professor, Advertising WCVB, Prank Apology Edward Boches Professor of the Practice, Advertising Forbes, Minecraft as Mind […]

January 22nd, 2013

Two Writing Program professors recognized

Mass Communication

Two COM Writing Program professors have garnered national recognition for their fiction writing. Cynthia Anderson won the prize for Best Fiction of 2012 by the distinguished journal Indiana Review for her story, “Mavak Tov.” “This story haunted me,” said contest judge Dana Johnson. “The main character’s longing and desire for comfort, for a place to […]

July 6th, 2012

Social Media Day at COM a success

Mass Communication

By Kendall Salter (’13) Boston University’s College of Communication helped celebrate Mashable’s Social Media Day with its own event on Saturday, June 30. As part of the third annual international celebration, Boston was one of more than a dozen cities worldwide that helped commemorate the occasion. COM’s celebration featured two panels of guest speakers highlighting […]

February 17th, 2012

COM Student Video Wins Cash Prize

Mass Communication

A group of Prof. Kathryn Burak’s BU COM 201 students won the Grand Prize in the Screening for Mental Health PSA contest to encourage students to take an online screening for eating disorders. The winners included Corey Blumenthal (COM ’15), Ben Eisen (COM ’15), John-Michael Sedor (COM ’15), and Merry Lo (COM ’15). The Mental […]

January 9th, 2012

COM in the news: January 2012

Mass Communication

COM professors sought for commentary recently include: Judith Austin Associate Professor, Communication Boston Business Journal, Hill Holliday gears up to pitch BofA (1/20/12) Fred Bayles Associate Professor, Journalism International Business Times, Romney’s Health Care Views Different From Obama, Republicans Say: Poll (1/26/12) Tobe Berkovitz Associate Professor, Advertising The Hill, Confident Obama struts his stuff (1/26/12) […]

May 20th, 2011

CRC at the National Communication Association convention

Mass Communication

The following papers were presented by CRC Researchers at the National Communication Association convention (New Orleans, LA): From Lumpy Rutherford to Nelson Muntz: A Content Analysis of Bullying in Sitcoms Patrice Oppliger Alexandra Sear The Violence Profile: Cable Programs James Shanahan David Blumberg Allyson Galle Joe Hamel Olivia Neir The Violence Profile: Alienation, Gloom and […]

December 15th, 2010

COM students win Boston PSA competition

Film & Television

On Dec. 9, student filmmakers Zainab Azeez, Goril Furu, Jeanne Herring, Peter Santana, Hao Wu and Janice Young won the Boston7DAYPSA competition, which challenged production teams to come up with public service announcements for local causes. The team, under the banner of Castle 4 Productions, won with an entry for the nonprofit North Charles Mental […]