Tag: social media

Study: Social media helps perpetuate misinformation about antimicrobial resistance

People who are active in posting and sharing information on social media can perpetuate misinformation about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to a team of researchers from the Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University. The study also suggested that this distribution of misinformation may indirectly lead to the misuse of antibiotics. Dr. Jacob Groshek,… Read More

BU students cover New Hampshire Primary

BU News Service, a product of the Journalism Department, traveled to New Hampshire Monday to cover the 2016 Presidential primary. The team of students published stories, videos and photo galleries from the event, offering live coverage to those back in Boston and beyond. They kept social media audiences in the loop with to-the-minute tweets, Facebook… Read More

Kathleen Slocum ’11, Liberty Mutual

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? While completing my Masters at COM, I joined Liberty Mutual Insurance on the Internal Communications team supporting their Commercial Insurance line. After a year and a half on the Internal Communications team, I transitioned to the company’s Public and Media Relations team, where I have been… Read More

@comugrad wins Shorty Award

The College of Communication’s undergraduate Twitter handle @comugrad won the award for “Social Media’s Best Barnes & Noble College” in the sixth annual Shorty Awards. This category honors universities across the country that use social media to drive campus engagement with students and faculty. Through @comugrad, the College of Communication keeps students up to date… Read More

Social Media Day at COM a success

By Kendall Salter (’13) Boston University’s College of Communication helped celebrate Mashable’s Social Media Day with its own event on Saturday, June 30. As part of the third annual international celebration, Boston was one of more than a dozen cities worldwide that helped commemorate the occasion. COM’s celebration featured two panels of guest speakers highlighting… Read More

Can you tweet your way to a job?

Peter Shankman (CGS’92, COM’94), media entrepreneur and founder of Help a Reporter Out, a website that connects journalists and sources, sits down to talk about the role of social networking in our daily lives – and how it can lead to a job. For more on social networking, watch a panel led by Shankman speak… Read More

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