In The News

April 15th, 2014

@comugrad wins Shorty Award

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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

Journalism

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

Journalism

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

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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 […]


March 21st, 2014

Colbert Report producer speaks at BU

Film & Television

Colbert Report producer Nicole Savini (’99) returned to BU in March for the Cinematheque series, where she screened clips and shared stories with students. Savini got her first taste of producing in COM’s Hothouse Productions program before working as an NBC page after graduation. That opened the door to work as an assistant at Late […]


March 10th, 2014

Alum captures Broadway legend on film

Film & Television

A COM alumna’s directorial debut offers unprecedented actress to Elaine Strich, an actress most recently known for her role as Alec Baldwin‘s mother on NBC’s 30 Rock. Chiemi Karasawa, (COM ’90) met Stritch in while working as a script supervisor on the set of the John Turturro film Romance and Cigarettes. Their paths crossed again […]


March 10th, 2014

Hothouse film chosen for Boston Student Film Fest

Film & Television

A team’s film from COM’s acclaimed Hothouse program has been selected for this year’s Boston Student Film Festival. A four-student team of Brian Gallagher, Kellan Reck, Katie Wolosoff and Chris Roys wrote, directed, shot and produced “Pulse of the City: Kenmore Square.” The two minute film depicts a bustling Kenmore Square with Commonwealth Hotel, the […]


March 3rd, 2014

Rivers: Online, message to women is ‘Shut up!’

Journalism

Though many believe gender discrimination is a thing of the past, research shows women bear the brunt of harassment and discrimination online. Prof. Caryl Rivers draws on the findings of her recent book, The New Soft War on Women to give context to recent instances of feminine voices silenced by the so-called “harmless male trolls […]


February 28th, 2014

COM in the News: February 2014

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Advertising Edward Boches Professor of the practice, Advertising Time, Selling Schadenfreude: Inside the World of ‘Prankvertising’ (2/20/14) Time, Charity’s Freezing Child Ad Is Profoundly Touching (2/22/14) John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication NPR’s “Here and Now,” The Super Bowl was a bust, but what about the ads?” (2/3/14) Business T. Barton Carter Chair, Department of […]


February 25th, 2014

Ureneck: Ukrainians searching for economic justice

Journalism

Prof. Lou Ureneck weighs in on the antigovernment protests rocking Ukraine for The Boston Globe using the insight he gained as a Fulbright scholar in 2011. Ureneck spent the year teaching business journalism to young Ukrainians at the National University in Kiev – shaping his view of the current protests – and the protesters. From […]