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August 1st, 2014

BU again ranked among Top 25 film schools

Film & Television

For the second straight year, Boston University is ranked among the Top 25 film programs in the country by The Hollywood Reporter. BU placed 12th in the 2014 list, down one position from 2013 when it debuted at No. 11. Some of COM’s most successful film and television alumni were featured, among them Jennifer Getzinger […]

May 20th, 2013

BUTV10 racks up awards for broadcast journalism


The College of Communication at Boston University is announcing that its own student-produced and managed television station, BUTV10, is the recipient of three New England Associated Press Student Awards. New England Associated Press Student Awards Best Election Coverage: BUTV10’s “Decision 2012″ Producer: Sandra Hooper (’12); Director: Andrew Fewsmith (’14) Best Public Affairs Coverage: BUTV10’s Inside […]

May 3rd, 2013

BUTV10 wins three Associated Press student awards

Film & Television

The College of Communication’s own student-produced and managed television station, BUTV10, is the recipient of three New England Associated Press Student Awards, presented May 2. Best Election Coverage: “Decision 2012” Best Public Affairs Coverage: Inside Boston, “Death With Dignity & Medical Marijuana” Best News Hard Feature: “Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy” “Accepting these AP awards is […]

March 20th, 2013

Remembering the televised war

Film & Television

Ten years after the U.S. invaded Iraq we are seeing a number of media outlets reflecting on the invasion, the backstory, and the damage to human lives. Where is the reflection on the media’s role, though? Judith Miller’s name pops up every now and then. The New York Times should have been the level headed […]

August 8th, 2012

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 […]

June 21st, 2012

Living with Television Now: Advances in Cultivation Theory and Research


George Gerbner’s cultivation theory provides a framework for the analysis of relationships between television viewing and attitudes and beliefs about the world. Since the 1970s, cultivation analysis has been a lens through which to examine television’s contributions to conceptions of violence, sex roles, political attitudes and numerous other phenomena. Hundreds of studies during this time […]

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 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 […]

March 30th, 2012

Mad Men’s Jacquemettons on how they ‘drive the train’

Film & Television

Husband-and-wife team Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (’85) — executive producers and writers on AMC’s Mad Men talk to BU Today about their role on the show in advance of their visit to Cinematheque: Was it difficult to get back into the swing of writing for the show after such a long break? What did you […]