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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 […]


January 15th, 2014

Alumna wins international physics journalism prize

Journalism

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 […]


November 13th, 2013

COM alumna receives 2013 Pathbreaker Award

Journalism

An estimated 100,000 American children are exploited through sex trafficking every year in the United States. To recognize a national leader in the fight to end sex trafficking, Shared Hope International will present one of its three 2013 Pathbreaker Awards to Husch Blackwell Partner Cynthia L. Cordes (’01) . Cordes recently joined the firm’s Government […]


February 14th, 2013

Love, straight out of COM

Student Life

On a campus with the population greater than that of a small town, Terrier-to-Terrier marriages are statistically favored, and Valentine’s Day invites a look at BU couples who fell in love not only with their life’s work, but with their life partner. One such couple met in a COM radio journalism class. BU Today writes: […]


April 24th, 2012

COM alumna inspires ABC drama ‘Scandal’

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

She’s helped Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick and BP get beyond life-altering scandals. Now, COM graduate Judy Smith (CGS ’78, COM ’80) is the inspiration for ABC’s “Scandal,” a soapy drama helmed by “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington as a crisis management director. From The Washington Post: Her crisis management and communications […]


April 9th, 2012

COM alumnus named a ‘photographer to watch’

Journalism

Photojournalism alumnus Peter DiCampo (’05) is 1 of 30 “new and emerging photographers to watch,” according to a new feature by Photo District News, the leading photography magazine in the country. From PDN’s profile of DiCampo: DiCampo was attracted to photography by an interest in the exotic. “I assumed I would photograph conflict,” he says. […]


September 7th, 2011

Alumna fights recession by starting her own company

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

In 2009, Kristen Ruby (’09) left her secure corporate job to start her own social media site. Two years on, her risk has reaped rewards and her site is getting some national media attention. An excerpt from a Q&A with TIME MAGAZINE.com: That week, I left my job, along with the comfort and stability of […]


April 29th, 2011

Alumni make cut at Boston indie film fest

Film & Television

Three COM alumni will screen their films at the Independent Film Festival of Boston (April 27-May 4). The festival highlights a selection of American movies made outside the Hollywood studio system, and international films, with a mix of narrative features and documentaries, short films, including animation and experimental genres. Attendees have the chance to meet […]


March 31st, 2011

Samantha Swindler (’02) wins award for courage

Journalism

Samantha Swindler (’02), the publisher and editor of the weekly Headlight Herald in Tillamook, Oregon, won the 2010 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism after spearheading a look into the corruption of a local sheriff. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of […]


March 31st, 2011

Erica Hill (’98) queries President Obama on Libya

Journalism

Erica Hill (’98), co-host of The Early Show, interviewed President Barack Obama on March 29, 2011 to find out how the U.S. plans to diplomatically handle the no-fly zone over Libya: “I think it’s too early to tell what’s gonna happen,” the president said. “Here’s what we do know. Because of our intervention — probably […]