Joshua Weinstein Premieres Film “Menashe” at Sundance Film Festival

COM alum Joshua Weinstein’s (COM ’05) fiction film “Menashe” takes an intimate look into the lives of New York’s Hasidic Jewish community, to give an honest account of the real lives beyond the pop cultural stereotypes often imposed on the group. The all-Yiddish-language film was shot on location in New York’s Hasidim and features a… Read More

COM Students Write Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

It seemed a fun assignment: write Donald Trump’s inaugural address as he might write it. But for Hannah LeBlanc (COM’18), it “was one of the most challenging assignments this semester.” For too many of her 21 years, she’d watched her mother endure cruel taunts because of a disabling bone condition. Now LeBlanc had to write… Read More

COM Covers the Inauguration

Most of the nation will watch Donald Trump’s inauguration today from the comfort of their own homes. It will be more frenzied for journalists Sarah Toy and Rob Carter. While it’s possible that upwards of a million people may be at the ceremony to celebrate, or protest, the 45th president, Toy’s and Carter’s fingers will be flying across… Read More

COM Alumnae Named to Hollywood Reporter’s 2016 Women in Entertainment Power 100

The Hollywood Reporter honors dynamic women in the entertainment industry on their yearly Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. In an industry where women are making notable strides against the ever-present glass ceiling, commemorating the power of women as successful members of the entertainment industry is essential. This year’s list includes four COM alumnae; Bonnie… Read More

Critics Salute BU Cinematheque

Gerald Peary is very happy that the 22-year-old Cinematheque screening and lecture series, which brings some of the most creative minds in film and TV to campus, has been honored by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) with a 2016 commendation. But, the College of Communication series curator says cheerfully, that it isn’t something he set out to… Read More

COM Alum’s Marathon Bombing Book Comes to the Big Screen

Casey Sherman’s path to Hollywood started with a murder five years before he was born. Mary Sullivan was just 19 when she was strangled in her apartment at 44-A Charles Street in Boston on January 4, 1964, the last of 13 victims attributed to the Boston Strangler. Sullivan’s sister Diane, then 17, would become Sherman’s mother,… Read More

COM Student Takes Part in Ultimate Frisbee Team Feminism Campaign

As the sun was setting during a late afternoon practice of the BU men’s and women’s Ultimate Frisbee teams last month, Teddy Kahn (CAS’17), vice president of the men’s team—the Ozone Pilots—and his fellow players stopped to watch their colleagues on the Lady Pilots team. The women were doing something out of the ordinary. A… Read More

Fighting Extremist Social Media with Social Media

For many troubled young people, the path to extremist groups like ISIS starts with the click of a mouse—a phenomenon that one BU class is trying to counter with its online campaign, SAVE: Standing against Violent Extremists. The campaign, created by the New Media and Public Relations class of Stephen Quigley, a College of Communication… Read More

Dean Fiedler Talks “Fake News” on WGBH News

COM Dean Tom Fiedler appears on WGBH’s Beat the Press with Emily Rooney, Dan Kennedy, Callie Crossley and Jonanna Weiss to share his insight about the surgent rise of “fake news” in relation to the 2016 presidential election, social media and mainstream media. Written by: Tatiana M.R. Johnson