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May 9th, 2012

COM announces 2012 Blue Chip winners


The annual COM Blue Chip award is given to College of Communication seniors who are leaders at Boston University, the College of Communication or in the community. These students also have demonstrated talents in their area of interest, are involved in professional activities and have excelled academically. This year, the winners include a Redstone winner, […]

April 18th, 2012

Prof’s documentary wins top honors at film festival

Film & Television

Prof. Garland Waller’s No Way Out But One, a documentary about a mother who resorts to kidnapping her children to save them from domestic violence, won best documentary at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla. Additionally, Waller, who co-produced the film with Barry Nolan and Toby Kleinman, was presented with a medal […]

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 […]

April 9th, 2012

butv10 wins 5th consecutive Telly Award

Film & Television

butv10, Boston University’s student-run television station and website, announced today that it is the recipient of a 2012 Telly Award. Welcome Back, Brotter, a sitcom about two wayward friends, was selected as a winner in the 33rd annual competition. This year’s recognition also distinguishes butv10 as it marks its fifth consecutive Telly Award in as […]

April 9th, 2012

COM alumnus named a ‘photographer to watch’


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. […]

April 3rd, 2012

McKeen wins Florida Book Awards medal for ‘Mile Marker Zero’


Prof. William McKeen won the Florida Book Award gold medal for Mile Marker Zero, a rollicking look at Key West. From a profile of McKeen’s book in The Gainesville Sun: Through the eyes of writers and artists like Tom Corcoran, Tom McGuane and Russell Chatham, McKeen takes readers to the two-by-four mile town during the […]

April 3rd, 2012

Zuckoff honored for ‘Lost in Shangri-La’


On Apr. 2, Prof. Mitch Zuckoff’s book Lost in Shangri-La was awarded the 2012 Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award for nonfiction. Zuckoff’s book follows the strange events following a post-WWII plane crash in a land untouched by the outside world. From the book’s website: On May 13, 1945, twenty-four officers and enlisted […]

October 28th, 2011

COM honors 2011 distinguished alumni

Film & Television

COM celebrates its 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award winners, honored Oct. 27 at a dinner and awards ceremony. Pictured are Thomas Fiedler, COM dean; Samantha Swinder (’02), publisher of the Tillamook (Ore.) Headlight-Herald; Erica Hill (’98), CBS News anchor; Travis Roy (’00), motivational speaker and founder of the Travis Roy Foundation; and Shauna Brook (’97), David […]

October 20th, 2011

Stephen Quigley named Outstanding Educator

Mass Comm, Advertising, Public Relations

Prof. Stephen Quigley, APR, was awarded the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) 2011 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award during the Monday Luncheon at the PRSA 2011 International Conference. This award honors a PRSA member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching. “I’m […]

June 15th, 2011

Snovi a finalist for Student Academy Awards

Film & Television

Reshad Kulenovic (COM ’11), who co-wrote the screenplay for Snovi with Jonathon Myers (GRS ’07), spent eight months flying back and forth from Boston to Bosnia to scout for and shoot his short film. Kulenovic’s debut effort has also earned him an extraordinary distinction. The film was recently selected by the Academy of Motion Pictures […]