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April 13th, 2012

AP honors WTBU student reporters


WBTU, BU’s student-run radio station, won two college radio awards from the Associated Press of New England, the news organization announced today. Both stories were produced for Prof. Anne Donohue’s radio class. Ali Donohue (’12) won best feature reporting for “Ladyfest Easthampton,” which takes a glimpse at the performers and activists behind Smith College’s feminist […]

February 28th, 2012

COM 2012 Presidential Campaign Coverage


BU student-journalists covered Mitt Romney in his home state during Super Tuesday, alongside a scrum of national and international correspondents. They produced a live half-hour TV and Web Campaign 2012 special, that covered four GOP Presidential candidates and four of the 10 Super Tuesday states, vote counts and what it all meant on the road […]

December 13th, 2011

Students tapped to cover Olympics in London


Fifteen BU students will cover the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London as part of a unique professional partnership program offered by the College of Communication and the Boston University Study Abroad office. Starting this July, the participants will live in BU’s complex in London, study the history and politics of the Games, then complete […]

September 27th, 2011

Eye of the Storm nets Chris Conte (’09) an EMMY


By Juliana Nicholson (’11) Only two years out of school, Chris Conte (COM ’09) won his first EMMY for a series of storm reports in Minnesota. Conte’s compilation of stories titled “Eye of the Storm” was honored in the “Weather – Single Story/Series” Category by the Upper Midwest Regional EMMY Chapter. His stories for KTTC […]

June 2nd, 2011

The Value of Higher Education: A special report


In an ongoing tradition, WBUR’s “World of Ideas” program turned the mics over to Boston University students from last semester’s Advanced Radio Journalism class. In the hour-long program, students Chris Aliano, Scott Flaherty, Kathleen Davies, Tyler Murray, Amanda James, Marc Filippino, Vivian Ho, Jack Flagler and Aayesha Siddiqui contributed. Additional Links Broadcast journalism WBUR WTBU

May 2nd, 2011

Zelnick analyzes impact of bin Laden’s death


The killing of Osama bin Laden has done substantial damage to al-Qaida’s terrorist organization, Robert Zelnick, COM journalism professor, said on Fox 25 (Boston) News this morning in an interview with host Gene Lavanchy. “This dooms al-Qaida to a second- or third-rate relevance,” Zelnick said. “I think it’s been dented and dented during the 10 […]

March 31st, 2011

Erica Hill (’98) queries President Obama on Libya


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 […]

March 22nd, 2011

Obama visits Boston: Live from butv10


President Obama visited Boston on March 28 to talk education reform with local students. BU broadcast journalism students were there to get the scoop. Journalism Opportunities Photojournalism News-Editorial Journalism Broadcast

February 11th, 2011

Broadcast students to appear in feature film


BU broadcast journalism students are usually trained for television – but recently, they got the chance to appear on an even bigger screen. Some students will appear in cameo roles as news anchors in an upcoming feature comedy based on a novel by author David Gilbert. Filmmakers didn’t even set foot on campus – students […]

November 23rd, 2010

Veteran NECN anchor R.D. Sahl joins faculty


Long-time New England Cable News (NECN) anchor R.D. Sahl will join the journalism department at Boston University beginning in January 2011. Sahl, who brings to BU 40 years of broadcast journalism experience, will remain at NECN as a special contributor. “It’s been my privilege to be part of NECN for more than 13 years. This […]