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April 28th, 2014

COM covers the Vatican


BU News Service reporters Kirsten Johnson and Matthew Younis join veteran Boston broadcaster and journalism Prof. RD Sahl in Rome for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. (Tip: Click Play to watch, then Playlist to find full coverage.) Emmy-winning, veteran journalist Prof. RD Sahl led a team of journalism students covering […]

April 2nd, 2014

COM in the News: March 2014


Advertising Tobe Berkovitz Associate Professor of Advertising WBZ-AM, First Medical Marijuana Ad To Run On Comcast In Mass. (3/4/14) John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication WBUR’s “Cognoscenti,” Will Government Regulation Vaporize E-Cigarettes? (3/12/14) WBUR’s “Radio Boston,” Week In Review: Scott Brown, Marathon Security, Minimum Wage (3/15/14) WBUR’s “Here and Now,” Marketers Drill Into Customer Data […]

March 3rd, 2014

Rivers: Online, message to women is ‘Shut up!’


Though many believe gender discrimination is a thing of the past, research shows women bear the brunt of harassment and discrimination online. Prof. Caryl Rivers draws on the findings of her recent book, The New Soft War on Women to give context to recent instances of feminine voices silenced by the so-called “harmless male trolls […]

February 28th, 2014

COM in the News: February 2014


Advertising Edward Boches Professor of the practice, Advertising Time, Selling Schadenfreude: Inside the World of ‘Prankvertising’ (2/20/14) Time, Charity’s Freezing Child Ad Is Profoundly Touching (2/22/14) John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication NPR’s “Here and Now,” The Super Bowl was a bust, but what about the ads?” (2/3/14) Business T. Barton Carter Chair, Department of […]

February 25th, 2014

Ureneck: Ukrainians searching for economic justice


Prof. Lou Ureneck weighs in on the antigovernment protests rocking Ukraine for The Boston Globe using the insight he gained as a Fulbright scholar in 2011. Ureneck spent the year teaching business journalism to young Ukrainians at the National University in Kiev – shaping his view of the current protests – and the protesters. From […]

February 10th, 2014

COM in the News: January 2014


Business Edward Boches Professor of the Practice, Advertising The Moscow Times, Sochi Concedes Defeat to Vancouver in Merchandise Sales(1/26/14) Time Magazine, Yes, Chipotle Has a Show—And So Will a Lot of Your Favorite Brands (1/29/14) Caryl Rivers Professor, Journalism WBUR’s “Cognoscenti”, Think Gender Struggles In The Workplace Are History? Think Again (1/2/14) Huffington Post, How […]

January 8th, 2014

COM in the News: December 2013


Law Douglas Starr Co-director of Science Journalism Program Co-director, Center for Science & Medical Journalism Professor of Journalism The New Yorker, The interrogation: Do police interrogation techniques produce false confessions?” (12/9/13) NPR “Fresh Air,” Beyond good cop/Bad cop: A look at real-life interrogations (12/5/13) WBUR “Radio Boston,” The strategy behind a police interrogation (12/10/13) WNYC, […]

June 26th, 2013

COM in the News: May 2013


Business Ellen Ruppel Shell Co-Director, Center for Science & Medical Journalism Professor, Journalism The Globe and Mail, After Bangladesh, what’s the real cost of a cheap $8 shirt? (4/25/13) Hamilton Spectator, Emotional high from cheap deals (5/4/13) The Boston Globe, What should a shirt cost? (5/19/13) Frank Shorr Senior Lecturer, Journalism Christian Science Monitor, Cubs […]

May 30th, 2013

Prof. Carter on when the truth is not the truth

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

From archived stories to social media postings and ubiquiotous camera in photos, “Privacy may itself be a vanishing right,” according to Prof. T. Barton Carter (COM ’78). In a recent conversation with BU Today, Prof. Carter talked about a recent The New York Times column from Bill Keller, which details the case of a Connecticut […]

May 3rd, 2013

Clark named one of top 100 women in advertising


Carolyn Clark, Associate Professor of advertising, was recently named one of the “Top 100 Women We ADmire” by the Boston Ad Club. The Women’s Leadership Forum, an event sponsored by the Ad Club, presented the list at this year’s event on March 21. The Ad Club invited its community to submit nominations for the “Top […]