Departments/Site Areas: Emerging Media

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 PR healthcare agency, she provides us with her advice about networking in Boston and the Emerging Media Studies program. Q: Where are you from… 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

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

Binge-watching and Politics? Emerging Media Studies Research Connects the Two

Is binge-watching your favorite series effecting your political engagement? Jacob Groshek, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies and Sarah Krongard, Ph.D. student in the Emerging Media Studies program, take on this question by dissecting the relationships between binge-watching and political participation. They have found that although there are a number of side effects to binge-watching (depression,… Read More

Jacob Groshek Talks Science on Social Media

Internet commentators love to shout their opinions, but new research shows that the loudest might not know what they’re talking about. Jacob Groshek, a Boston University College of Communication (COM) assistant professor of emerging media studies, researches online communication and social media. In a June 2016 essay in The Conversation, Groshek wrote about how online… Read More

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