Tag: Television

Sam Sokolow (COM’91) Behind National Geographic’s ‘Genius’

Hollywood producer Sam Sokolow grew up in Manhattan, where his parents worked in the film and publishing worlds. Summers meant the Hamptons and playing in a celebrity-studded summer softball league on Long Island with literary lights whose names meant nothing to young Sam. “To me they were just my parents’ friends who played softball,” Sokolow… 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

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… Read More

BUTV10 wins three Associated Press student awards

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

Prof’s documentary wins top honors at film festival

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… Read More

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