Departments/Site Areas: Emerging Media

Face-Off: Facial Recognition Technologies and Humanity in an Era of Big Data

About the Event As facial recognition technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, and the presence of such devices proves ubiquitous in both public and private spheres, it is critical for researchers to examine the potential effects on both individuals and society as a whole. To this end, the Division of Emerging Media Studies of Boston University’s College… Read More

Dr. Lei Guo wins Top Faculty Paper at International Communication Conference

Emerging Media Studies faculty Dr. Lei Guo won Top Faculty Paper at the 2017 International Communication Association Conference in San Diego with her paper “Global Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow,” co-authored with Chris Vargo from The University of Colorado Boulder. The updated version of the paper has been recently published… Read More

EMS students helped launch a website for a local organization

Emerging Media Studies students Yiyan Zhang (’17), Xiaoshuang Guo (’17), Jingru Cao (’17) and Xueying Pan (’17) helped launch a website for Mass Farmers Markets (MFM), a nonprofit organization that supports farmers’ markets in Massachusetts. The website was a part of a design project for EM757 User-Producers 2.0: Developing Interactivity, in which students are expected… Read More

COM Faculty Analyze How Fake News Influences Real News

“Faculty and students have been agonizing recently about the emergence of fake news—false information packaged to deceive the public into thinking it was produced by professionals with respect for truth,” notes Thomas Fiedler (COM’71), dean of the College of Communication, in his spring 2017 COMtalk column. Another interested consumer of news—Barack Obama—described the new media… Read More

Meet Serena Bronda (’16) Emerging Media Studies Alum and #Girlboss

Meet Emerging Media Studies alum, Serena Bronda. Serena is #girlboss and PR queen who landed a job at Eataly Boston right out of the EMS program. Now transitioning to a career at a PR healthcare agency, she provides us with her advice about networking in Boston and the Emerging Media Studies program. Q: Where are you… Read More

The Search for Truth in the Age of Social Media

It’s what the chattering classes have been chattering about since election day—the wave of fake news that rolled through America’s political discourse in the 2016 presidential campaign via social media, swamping voters with false reports ranging from the pope endorsing Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton helping run a child sex ring at a Washington pizzeria…. Read More

What We Do in EMS

The Emerging Media Studies program integrates coursework with real-world research experiences. Students emerge well-rounded and prepared not only to describe but explain and predict the world of emerging media using the skills honed during the program. Working with experts in the field Students have opportunities to work directly with professors to conduct original research. As… Read More

Alumni Profile: Samantha Middleton (COM ’16)

Meet recent grad, Samantha! Since graduating from the Emerging Media Studies master’s program this summer, Samantha has landed a job in an advertising agency in Downtown Boston. Interested in her advice on success for current and prospective students in the program and beyond? So were we! Check out what Sam has to say about courses, balancing… Read More

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