WBUR Fellowship

Boston University is home to one of the country’s best public radio stations, WBUR. College of Communication students interested in public radio or online journalism are encouraged to apply for the WBUR Fellowship. The WBUR Fellow will spend the spring semester at WBUR for 10-20 hours a week, earning 2 or 4 credits. The fellow… 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

The Value of Higher Education: A special report

In an ongoing tradition, WBUR’s “World of Ideas” program turned the mics over to Boston University students from last semester’s Advanced Radio Journalism class. In the hour-long program, students Chris Aliano, Scott Flaherty, Kathleen Davies, Tyler Murray, Amanda James, Marc Filippino, Vivian Ho, Jack Flagler and Aayesha Siddiqui contributed. [audioplayer file=”http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2011/05/worldofideas_0522.mp3″ image=”/com/files/ft/news-cms/photos/worldofideas.jpg”] Additional Links Broadcast… Read More

Starr helps with your summer reading

Prof. Douglas Starr took to the NPR airwaves to share some of his favorite new science journalism reads for the summer ahead. “I’ve got books in environment, computers, physics, medicine and porn,” Starr told Science Friday host Ira Flatow. [audioplayer file=”http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/totn/2011/05/20110520_totn_02.mp3″ image=”/com/files/2011/05/sciencefriday.jpg”] See the transcript at the NPR website.

Students produce episode of BU World of Ideas for WBUR

Narrative Radio Journalism students wrote and produced stories for WBUR’s World of Ideas program on May 16. The students were given the following assignment: Produce a story based on the theme ‘Transitions.’  As one might guess, the topics varied widely, ranging from expectant parents, to gender transitions, to female rabbis. The student contributors were as… Read More

Broadcast journalism students sweep the New England Associated Press awards

COM broadcast journalism students won five top honors, more than any other college, in a New England regional student competition sponsored by the Associated Press. Topics included midwives, the violent protests at the G-20 summit in London, as well as the radio documentary “Made in Massachusetts”. Listen to the award-winning series “Made in Massachusetts“. Other… Read More

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