Tag: broadcast journalism

Scenes from the campaign trail

It’s the height of the general election campaign season and COM students are out in full force, covering President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney as they campaign across the United States. Photos by Peter Smith. Portsmouth, N.H., Sept. 7, 2012 President Barack Obama attended a campaign rally at the Strawberry Bank Museum the… Read More

Students visit world’s largest broadcast control room

Prof. Susan Walker peers into the largest television broadcast control room in the world, where audio and video are prepared for an estimated audience of 4.8 billion people. Photo by Keesa McKoy. The image factory of the London Olympics is found at the International Broadcast House alongside the Olympic Park in London. That’s where the… Read More

Where the Mo-Jos (Mobile Journalists) Live

Victoria Price, Brittany Devane, Marie Torto, Professor Susan Walker, Keesa McKoy, Matt Reed, and Justin Bourke at Getty Images center at London Olympics Press Center. Photo courtesy of Keesa McKoy. Ever wonder how 23,000 journalists are able to cover the Olympics, with its scattered venues, enormous crowds and transportation delays? Boston University students visited the… Read More

Dispatch from London: Olympics Countdown

“London is ready.” That’s the declaration from an East End native and Olympics guide as well as a member of the Olympics Development Authority. Week One of BU’s Covering the London Olympics program kicked off with students visiting the major venues, including a “stingray” aquatics center, the Olympics Village and stadium. Security personnel are everywhere,… Read More

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. [audioplayer file=”/com/files/2012/04/DonohueLadyfest.mp3″ image=”/com/files/2012/04/wtbu_ladyfest.jpg”] Ali Donohue (’12) won best feature reporting for “Ladyfest Easthampton,” which takes a glimpse at the performers and activists behind… Read More

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… Read More

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. [audioplayer file=”http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2011/05/worldofideas_0522.mp3″ image=”/com/files/ft/news-cms/photos/worldofideas.jpg”] Additional Links Broadcast… Read More

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