Category: College of Communication

Charter-Time Warner Unlikely to Lower Bills

May 26th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, NECN, Newsmakers, T. Barton Carter 0 comments

T. Barton Carter, College of Communication

Barely a month after federal antitrust concerns shot down Comcast’s $45 billion dollar bid for Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications came back Monday with a $55 billion deal to take over Time Warner…

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“They’re going to talk about how the efficiencies of the two will allow them to offer better services, invest better in new facilities.’’

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The Conversation US – Chris Daly

May 25th, 2015 in 2015, Chris Daly, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Conversation US 0 comments

Sitting on a scoop: the story behind the V-E headlines of May 1945

Christopher B Daly, Boston University

There’s quite a story behind the story of the end of the fighting in World War II in Europe. As we observe another Memorial Day, it is worth remembering the events of that busy May of 1945, when the Allies achieved victory in Europe.

While much fighting remained to be done in the Pacific, by early May, the military leaders of the Allied forces could see that Germany’s defeat was at hand. So, the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) command selected 17 correspondents from the world’s press and flew them to Reims, France, to witness the German surrender on behalf of the rest of the press corps and the people of the world.


Same-Sex Marriage Fits In Fine With History

May 25th, 2015 in 2015, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Women eNews 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

In oral argument before the Supreme Court over whether same-sex marriage should be legal across the nation, attorney John Bursch argued for the state of Michigan that the answer should be no. He claimed that marriage had existed for millennia to ensure that parents bonded with their children…

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If You Could Pick Only One, Would You Hire Don, Peggy or Joan?

May 23rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Edward Boches, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

By Edward Boches, College of Communication

We know them better than we know some of our own peers. We’ve admired their work. We’ve watched them present. We’ve seen them build an agency. We’ve also witnessed them create problems, fail miserably and fight among themselves…

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The Conversation US – Chris Daly

May 15th, 2015 in 2015, Boston bomber trial, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Conversation US 0 comments

The implications of the death sentence for the Boston Marathon bomber

Jody Lynne Madeira, Indiana University, Bloomington ; Christopher B Daly, Boston University; Jeffrey Kaplan, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Nancy Berns, Drake University

The jury has spoken. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now faces execution for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. The sentence was announced on the afternoon of Friday, May 15, in federal district court in Boston after a grueling months-long trial that alternatively depicted Tsarnaev as a coldly calculating killer and a malleable youth influenced by his older brother. The jurors came to their decision after deliberating for about 14 hours over the past three days. Tsarnaev’s case will be automatically appealed.

We asked a panel of scholars to examine the implications of the trial and the final sentence.


US Military, Intelligence Only Know the Truth About Bin Laden Raid

May 12th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Only the US military and intelligence communities will ever be able to validate investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s claim that US President Barack Obama lied about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, because those involved will never disclose information, experts told Sputnik.

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“That was a showcase piece in the re-election of the president showing he’s tough on terrorism and hunted down the worst terrorist in the world.”

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New England Patriot’s brand suffers another black mark

May 12th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, Chris Cakebread, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Chris Cakebread, College of Communication

The New England Patriots likely won’t be able to immediately shake off repercussions of “Deflategate” — particularly if quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension sticks — but the franchise should escape long-term brand damage, according to sports marketing experts…

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“All of a sudden it will rise again when Jimmy Garoppolo is the starting quarterback for the Patriots. The team itself is going to lose a little bit of self-esteem. They won’t be able to get rid of it because that’s all people will do is talk about it.”

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Week In Review: Deflategate, Police Tackle Addiction, Envisioning Boston’s Future

May 11th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Bush conspicuous by absence at S.C. event

May 10th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was conspicuously absent from the throng of Republican presidential hopefuls making their pitches in South Carolina yesterday — perhaps a calculated move to avoid ultra-conservative crowds rather than make a flub that will come back to haunt him, political watchers say…

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“He’s not considered to be a friend to the conservative movement on a lot of issues. He’s either at the risk of really sounding like he’s pandering, or at the risk of getting booed for his feelings about immigration and education. He doesn’t follow the conservative party line.”

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NBC Tries Out Binge Viewing With ‘Aquarius’

May 9th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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