Category: College of Communication

A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors

September 17th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Mitchell Zuckoff, Newsmakers, Salon.com 0 comments

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By Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

As gunmen swarmed and fires raged two years ago on the United States’ diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, help for Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and six other besieged Americans was less than a mile away…

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Armour: NFL should be rattled by Budweiser statement

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Chris Cakebread, College of Communication, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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Chris Cakebread, College of Communication

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands. Fed up with the league’s woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn’t say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet…

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“The implications of that, in terms of the investment, not to exaggerate but it would be staggering over the years. It would be a very, very difficult process for the league to replace that because there just aren’t that many brands that have that kind of money. They were probably waiting for everything to blow over. This is not blowing over.”

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To End Domestic Violence, First Ditch Outdated Gender Stereotypes

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

The young man squirmed in his metal chair under the bright fluorescent lights of the church basement. He was trying to explain to other men at a meeting of Emerge, a group for men who have battered, why he had beaten his wife…

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Benghazi truths

September 14th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Mitchell Zuckoff, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

Mitchell Zuckoff is a Boston University journalism professor and author. He spoke to the Trib regarding his new book, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”…

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Why the Face of Tech Remains Stubbornly Male

September 13th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Hundreds — perhaps thousands — of articles have been written bemoaning the lack of women in science and technology. Where are the high-level women in the technology business?…

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Newspaper giant buyer unlikely to be big chain

September 13th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Lou Ureneck, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Lou Ureneck, College of Communication

Newspaper behemoth Digital First Media’s announcement yesterday that it’s exploring the sale of its publications, which include 16 Bay State papers, came as little surprise to industry analysts, who say any buyer will most likely be someone with deep pockets, rather than a traditional newspaper company…

Expert quote:

“There might be attempts by local private investors, wealthy people who feel a sense of obligation to the community.”

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The good, the bad, the ugly of political ads

September 12th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Edward Boches, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Edward Boches, College of Communication

I have been a bad girl. Maybe I wrote one too many Market Basket columns. My self-imposed punishment: watching political ads for an hour. This was my version of hell on earth, but at least I got paid to endure it…

Expert quote:

“You like this guy. He was opposed to the war, but he served. That’s a pretty good message. Basically, he says, `I accept this isn’t only about me.’ It’s real responsibility.”

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Nike, EA Sports ditch Ray Rice from rosters

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Chris Cakebread, College of Communication, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Chris Cakebread, College of Communication

Fallout continued yesterday for former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, as video game publisher Electronic Arts said it’s scrubbing him from its recently released “Madden NFL 15,” and Nike dropped its endorsement deal with the disgraced athlete…

Expert quote:

“We have a very short attention span in North America for athletic misbehavior. But there’s misbehavior and just incredible violence against women, and nobody has a stomach for that — especially with video evidence.”

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Wife defends Rice, puts blame on media

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

The wife of disgraced ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice took to Instagram to defend her husband, blaming the media for what has befallen him in the wake of a shocking video that shows her being knocked out and dragged from an elevator in Atlantic City…

Expert quote:

“She got beat up, knocked out and dragged out of an elevator; now she’s saying the media is being unfair? If there weren’t videos, then she might have a little sway. The visuals from that elevator are so damning. How can the media exaggerate this?”

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Back To Benghazi

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Mitchell Zuckoff, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

Investigative reporter Mitch Zuckoff goes deep on Benghazi. What really happened. What it could mean…

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