Tag: Thomas Fiedler

PRWeek singles out COM for training the next generation of PR pros

The future of public relations is bright, and according to a recent PRWeek column, a big reason for this industry optimism can be found in the halls of Boston University’s College of Communication. In his May 13 column “I have seen the future of PR — and it works” Editor-in-Chief Steve Barrett recalled a recent… Read More

Journalist imprisoned in Iran given Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award

For the last 506 days, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in an Iranian jail, held on vague charges that include espionage. His employer, his family, and the international journalism community have condemned his imprisonment, contending that the charges are fabricated and his continued detention violates international law. He has now… Read More

COM in the news: January 2012

COM professors sought for commentary recently include: Judith Austin Associate Professor, Communication Boston Business Journal, Hill Holliday gears up to pitch BofA (1/20/12) Fred Bayles Associate Professor, Journalism International Business Times, Romney’s Health Care Views Different From Obama, Republicans Say: Poll (1/26/12) Tobe Berkovitz Associate Professor, Advertising The Hill, Confident Obama struts his stuff (1/26/12)… Read More

COM honors 2011 distinguished alumni

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… Read More

How can news “papers” make money on the web?

In this second part of a COMtalk series about how media can stay profitable online, we ask the crucial question of some old-line, forward-thinking print journalists. By Corinne Steinbrenner Media experts predict the future of newspapers won’t include paper at all. The future of newspapers (or, more accurately, of news organizations that have historically distributed… Read More

Donald K. Wright named Harold Burson Professor & Chair in Public Relations

(Boston) – Boston University today announced that it has named Donald K. Wright the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations. The appointment, effective for five years beginning September 1, 2010, was announced by Tom Fiedler, Dean of BU’s College of Communication (COM), who called Wright an internationally known professor, researcher and corporate communications… Read More

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