Wes Palmer and Melissa Bennett Win Top Prizes For Their Films

At the Boston Redstones on March 31st, Wes Palmer (’17) nabbed top prize for directing The Boswell Incident, a science-fiction comedy about a young deputy sheriff forced to launch an investigation after her ex-boyfriend’s brother is abducted by aliens. The film, which drew the most laughs of the evening, also won best screenplay, by Luke… Read More

The Power of Narrative 2018

Journalism students, veterans of the trade, and all those in between gathered at The Power of Narrative’s 20th annual conference this March to acquire new industry skills, network, and take inspiration from some of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers. Attendees heard from the likes of Brian McGrory, Editor of The Boston Globe and Lydia Polgreen, Editor in… Read More

Joyce Rogers’ Retirement: Reflecting on Decades of Career Service

In 1986, Joyce Rogers launched COM’s career services office in a storage closet on the second floor. She opened it for business on a Monday morning and promptly met with a young man who needed help revising his resume. Today, he is a professor in Dubai, and the two have continued to correspond with each other… Read More

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

Hollywood Reporter Ranks COM as a Top Film School

The College of Communication is ranked 13th for “Top 25 Best Film Schools in America” by the Hollywood Reporter. Here at COM, we strive to disrupt the status quo. Home to three alumna who are at the top of the Women in Entertainment Power 100 list, breaking gender barriers has distinguished us from other schools. “So many women in the audience,” said Bonnie Arnold (COM’78)… Read More

From BU to the European Television Industry

Nicolas Portnoy, a 2016 graduate of the Media Ventures program, has recently joined RTL City, the new, recently opened Corporate Center of RTL Group. A media conglomerate based in Luxemburg, RTL Group owns stakes in 56 TV channels and 31 radio stations across Europe, reaching audiences around the world. Being the son of a Belgian independent… Read More

WTBU West Coast Edition

Interview with Jay Roewe, Senior Vice President, HBO Click below to listen to the interview

Students Dominate Hatch Awards

Seven undergraduate alums and seven currently enrolled graduate students swept the annual Hatch Awards, New England’s equivalent of the “Academy Awards of Advertising.” Together they won two silver, five bronze and four merit awards at the nation’s oldest and most prestigious regional award show. The first silver bowls went to Isabella Bolivar (’17) and Michael Philbin (’17), for… Read More