Tag: politics

Martin Doblmeier’s (COM ’78) Latest Film Takes on the “American Conscience”

Martin Doblmeier’s (COM’ 80) latest film American Conscious explores the teachings of iconic thinker Reinhold Niebuhr, the man whose philosophies inspired influential leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. Doblmeier recounts Niebuhr’s understanding of justice, social behaviors and human nature allowed him to speak openly but also put him on watch by… Read More

BUTV10 Broadcasts “The Vote 2016” Covering the 2016 Election

  This Tuesday, November 8th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, BUTV10 will be producing The Vote 2016, a live election night broadcast. BUTV10 reporters will be reporting live from Clinton and Trump election-night headquarters in New York along with reporting from the GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic GOV. Maggie Hassan’s headquarters in New Hampshire. Live… Read More

Binge-watching and Politics? Emerging Media Studies Research Connects the Two

Is binge-watching your favorite series effecting your political engagement? Jacob Groshek, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies and Sarah Krongard, Ph.D. student in the Emerging Media Studies program, take on this question by dissecting the relationships between binge-watching and political participation. They have found that although there are a number of side effects to binge-watching (depression,… Read More

COM’s New App Engages Millennials in Politics

For Immediate Release: 8/16/16 The Boston University College of Communication announced today the launch of INVOLVD, a smartphone app available in the Apple and Android stores with the message that “Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get INVOLVD!” INVOLVD enables users to explore rigorously produced news reports — presented in three, user-friendly formats — analyzing… Read More

BU Covers the Democratic National Convention

Andrea Asuaje (COM’17) was in the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Monday evening, the first night of the Democratic National Convention, reporting for the Boston University News Service as protesters, many of them Bernie Sanders supporters, loudly booed speakers like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. When First Lady Michelle Obama came to the… Read More

COM in the News: April 2014

Advertising Jacob Groshek Assistant Professor, Mass Communication ThinkProgress, How Ad Companies Can Ruin Selfies For Everyone (4/8/14) Business T. Barton Carter Chair, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations Professor, Communication and Law The Boston Globe, Aereo’s $97m question for the Supreme Court (4/13/14) Caryl Rivers Professor, Journalism NPR, The New Realities Of The… Read More

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… Read More

COM in the News: November 2013

Health Elizabeth Mehren Professor, Journalism Boston Globe, Parents overly involved in college students’ lives (11/09/13) WBUR “CommonHealth”, Marty Walsh’s Childhood Cancer: Curable Here, Not So Easy In Africa (11/12/13) Media Christopher Cakebread Master Lecturer Yahoo! Shine, Kmart Offends and Delights With Controversial Underwear Ad (11/19/13) Thomas Fiedler Dean, College of Communication Professor of the Practice,… Read More

COM in the News: October 2013

Media Edward Boches Professor of the Practice, Advertising Boston Globe, Santander aims for US acceptance with a new media campaign (10/26/13) John Carroll Assistant Professor, Mass Communication NECN, Broadside: Mass. 5th Congressional primary ads (10/15/13) Brockton Enterprise News, 4 things to watch for in tonight’s Brockton mayoral debate (10/16/13) WBUR “Radio Boston”, Boston Mayor’s Race… Read More

Media Deborah Jaramillo Assistant Professor, Film & Television Arizona Republic, 20 years on, ‘X-Files’ truth still out there (9/3/13) Caryl Rivers Professor, Journalism Los Angeles Times, You can’t work and watch the kids too (9/30/13) Tammy Vigil Assistant Professor, Communication CNN.com, Twitter: The angriest site on the Internet? (9/22/13) Robert Zelnick Professor, Journalism NBC “Nightly… Read More

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