COM Interns Help ‘Make Over the Media’ with MEDIAGIRLS Org

COM students have been working with MEDIAGIRLS, a non-profit organization in Brookline that creates and provides programming to teach girls how to work against the negative representations of women in the media. Michelle Cove, founder of the organization, talks about how COM students have been instrumental in helping move MEDIAGIRLS programming forward. “Last fall we… 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

Journalist Walter Middlebrook (’76) Gives Career Advice

In BU Today’s “Jump-start Your Job Search” series, BU alums are featured with short interviews describing their leadership in their field. Topics range from banking, advertising, tech start-ups, journalism, and nonprofit organizations. Alums talk about how they got to be where they are, mistakes they’ve made, and what they’ve taken away from those mistakes. They tell us what they… Read More

Student Spotlight: Sadiah Thompson (COM ’18)

Sadiah Thompson (COM ’18) is a current COM student studying journalism. Read about how she found her place in COM and has branched out into various journalistic mediums. What made you decide to major in journalism? I became interested in journalism in middle school. I was fascinated with magazines. When I came to COM I was… Read More

COM Professor Ray Kotcher Inducted in Hall of Fame

Ray Kotcher (COM ’83), non-executive chairman of Ketchum and COM professor, is the 2016 inductee to the Page Society Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held on Sunday, September 11th in London and was apart of the 33rd Page Society Annual Conference. Ray Kotcher has worked for 32 years at Ketchum, serving as Global CEO for… Read More

PRLab Creates Award-Winning Campaign for Red Sox Foundation

During the 18-hour PRLab hosted event “PRoBono” COM students from the PRLab and ADLab created free PR/advertising campaigns for Boston-based nonprofits. The PRLab won first-place and received the “Best Community-Nonprofit Partnership” award for their work with the Red Sox Foundation. The PRLab initiated the Giving Tuesday campaign, consisting of social and video content. The campaign… Read More

COM Gets Top Ranking for Film and Public Relations

Boston University’s College of Communication is ranked 13th for “Top 25 Best Film Schools in America” by the Hollywood Reporter and 6th in College Magazine’s “10 Best Schools for Public Relations.” The honors are fitting for the oldest public relations school in America and a school that has been home to three alumni who are… Read More

BU Alum and One of the Most Powerful Women in Hollywood Leads Dreamworks

Bonnie Arnold (COM ’78) and Mireille Soria will lead the DreamWorks feature animation group as co-presidents under NBC Universal chairman Donna Langley. After NBC Universal’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animations, Universal has announced new management structures placing BU alum Arnold in a prime leadership position. Arnold was recently honored as part of Hollywood’s Power… Read More

Samantha Gross (’18)
makes the most
of her opportunities

Samantha Gross (’18) hit the ground running when she arrived at 640 Commonwealth Avenue — and she’s still going… and going. The Indiana native was looking for a hands-on educational experience when she chose the Boston University College of Communication (COM). She got all she could handle — and more — just as a freshman…. Read More

COM’s New App Engages Millennials in Politics

For Immediate Release: 8/16/16 The Boston University College of Communication announced today the launch of INVOLVD, a smartphone app available in the Apple and Android stores with the message that “Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get INVOLVD!” INVOLVD enables users to explore rigorously produced news reports — presented in three, user-friendly formats — analyzing… Read More