In The News

February 19th, 2014

WTBU nominated for national college radio award


With your help, Boston University’s WTBU radio station could be named the best college radio station in the country. WTBU is one of 10 stations nominated for the College Radio Woodie in mtvU’s Woodie Awards, which annually recognize top college radio stations as well as up-and-coming artists popular with college students. Votes for “the beat […]

February 11th, 2014

Zuckoff’s Libya book gets Hollywood’s attention


Prof. Mitchell Zuckoff‘s latest book, “Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi,” has drawn interest from Paramount as a movie, according to The Boston Globe and other media outlets. The book, which is expected to be released in Spring 2014, is a non-fiction narrative account of the attack on the U.S. […]

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 15th, 2014

Alumna wins international physics journalism prize


Science journalism graduate program alumna Cynthia Graber ’00 Cynthia Graber (’00), alumna of the Graduate Program in Science Journalism at Boston University, was recently awarded the Institute of Physics Journalism Prize, a top award in the physics journalism world. In the feature, Electric Shock: Could electricity be the key to unlocking human regeneration?, the Somerville-based […]

January 15th, 2014

Jamie Bologna named 2014 WBUR Fellow


Broadcast journalism graduate student Jamie Bologna Jamie Bologna has been named the WBUR Fellow for 2014. During the spring semester he will work for the WBUR program Radio Boston and over the summer he will produce a special project for WBUR. Jamie is a graduate student in broadcast journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. […]

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, […]

December 20th, 2013

Call for Conference Papers


With the linguistic turn having become past history, and the iconic turn no doubt victorious, second thoughts are gradually arising: Is that victory not a much too complete one? Are philosophers, cognitive scientists, media theorists, and educationalists in particular, sufficiently aware of the dangers the neglect of a polished verbal logic and of verbal culture imply? Maintaining the right equilibrium between the pictorial and the verbal has once more become a burning issue. Conference to take place in Budapest, November 14–15, 2014
Conference organized by the Visual Learning Lab, Department of Technical Education, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

December 11th, 2013

NY Times’ journalist David Carr to join COM


The College of Communication has named prestigious New York Times columnist David Carr as the first Andrew R. Lack professor. While continuing to write for The Times, Carr will teach one class each semester — media criticism and another dedicated to exploring creative business models to support the future of journalism in the digital era. […]

December 4th, 2013

COM in the News: November 2013

Film & Television

Health Elizabeth Mehren Professor, Journalism Boston Globe, Parents overly involved in college students’ lives (11/09/13)WBUR “CommonHealth”, Marty Walsh’s Childhood Cancer: Curable Here, Not So Easy In Africa (11/12/13) Media Christopher Cakebread Master Lecturer Yahoo! Shine, Kmart Offends and Delights With Controversial Underwear Ad (11/19/13) Thomas Fiedler Dean, College of Communication Professor of the Practice, Journalism […]

November 13th, 2013

COM grad honored by PRSA

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Edward Parham (’94) of Clifton Park, N.Y., director of public relations at Rueckert Advertising and Public Relations, Inc., was recognized last night with the 2013 Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Capital Region Chapter. Handed out at the PRSA’s Empire Awards gala held at The Hilton Albany, the annual honor […]