Category: College of Communication

Live elevator cam gives C-SPAN a lift

Boston Herald Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication C-SPAN’s live camera feed of the golden elevators at Trump Tower — showing a parade of media titans and potential White House appointees coming and going — has spawned the hashtag #elevatorcam and a spike in viewers for the usually dry congressional channel… Expert quote: “This is an […]

What kind of first lady will Melania Trump be?

USA Today Elizabeth Mehren, College of Communication The historic 2016 presidential election keeps on producing first-ever landmarks, and that includes the next first lady of the United States, Melania Trump. Expert quote: She “will surely rise to the rather rigid strictures of a job whose very existence is something of an anachronism. Mrs. Trump has signaled […]

After losses on Mass. ballot questions, big challenges for Baker

Boston Globe Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communications After living a politically charmed life for the past two years, Governor Charlie Baker now faces his first serious turbulence, having been dealt a setback by voters who rejected two contentious ballot campaigns on which he staked considerable political capital. Expert quote: “He has been a serious voice […]

When it comes to fact-checking, why do politicians get all the attention?

Poynter Michelle Amazeen, College of Communication Half of Americans think scientists are divided on the existence of the “Big Bang.” (Cosmologists are virtually unanimous that happened.)… Expert quote: Michelle Amazeen, a communications professor at Boston University, traces the practice’s origins to early 20th-century muckraking journalists such as Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell, Samuel Hopkins Adams and […]

FBI letters provide last-minute twist in presidential race

Sinclair Broadcast Group John Carroll, College of Communication FBI Director James Comey’s letter to members of Congress Sunday announcing that newly discovered emails have not changed the bureau’s recommendation regarding charging Hillary Clinton with a crime was a relief to her presidential campaign, but it may have been too little to extinguish the political fire […]