Tagged: Tom Fiedler

Experts available on WikiLeaks scandal

November 29th, 2010 in International Relations 0 comments

The following Boston University experts are available to give expert commentary and analysis on the current Wikileaks scandal:

HulnickArthur Hulnick, International Relations professor; a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, mostly with the CIA

Contact 617-353-8978, ahulnick@bu.edu



WipplJoseph Wippl, International Relations professor; a 30-year CIA veteran

Contact 617-353-8992, jwippl@bu.edu 



fiedler_tomTom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication; Expert on American politics; a regular contributor to Politico “The Arena”

Contact 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu



zelnick_bobRobert Zelnick, Journalism professor; Former ABC News foreign correspondent

Contact 617-353-5007, bzelnick@bu.edu

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Veteran NECN Anchor R.D. Sahl Joins BU Faculty

November 19th, 2010 in Uncategorized 0 comments

R.D. Sahl

R.D. Sahl

Long-time New England Cable News (NECN) anchor R. D. Sahl will join the journalism department at Boston University beginning in January 2011. Sahl, who brings to BU 40 years of broadcast journalism experience, will remain at NECN as a special contributor.

“It’s been my privilege to be part of NECN for more than 13 years. This newsroom has been an important part of my life and my career, but it’s time for me to turn a page. That turn takes me to Boston University’s Department of Journalism. I’ve picked up a few lessons over the last 40 years, and I hope to bring those lessons to the classroom,” said Sahl.

“Our students will be the beneficiaries of R.D. Sahl’s career in which he epitomized the kind of accurate, objective and compelling reporting that we believe is so critical for students to learn in the frantic age of digital journalism. He not only brings a legacy of local, national and international reporting to our classrooms, but also his reputation as a trusted news anchor familiar to literally millions of NECN viewers across the six New England states,” said Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication (COM).

Sahl has anchored the NECN primetime news since 1997 and is the host of Right Now with RD Sahl and co-host of NECN Business and NECN Tonight. Sahl has earned multiple Emmy Awards for his reporting and anchoring and has covered every major story during his 15-year tenure at NECN, including the attacks on 9/11, the clergy abuse crisis, and most recently the Haitian earthquake. During his tenure, Sahl has made numerous foreign trips with assignments in Haiti, Cuba, Italy, France, Germany and Japan.

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Experts available on mid-term elections

October 22nd, 2010 in Politics 0 comments

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the upcoming mid-term elections:

07-2325-008Tom Whalen, Associate professor, Social Science; Expert on Modern American politics and culture; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena

Contact 617-353-4785, tjw64@bu.edu



wilsonGraham Wilson, Department Chair Political Science; Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena

Contact 617-353-2540, gkwilson@bu.edu



fiedler_tom-96x96Tom Fiedler, Dean of College of Communication, Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena

Contact 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu


berkovitz_tobe-96x96Tobe Berkovitz, Associate professor, Advertising; Expert on media strategy and political advertising

Contact 617-353-7724, tobetv@bu.edu


bayles_fred-96x96Fred Bayles, Associate professor, Journalism, Director of the State House Program; Expert on Massachusetts politics

Contact 617-353-7736, fbayles@bu.edu

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How is Social Media Changing the News Landscape?

October 18th, 2010 in Campus Events 0 comments

In the age of Twitter and other social media networks, where anyone can “break news,” how is traditional journalism changing, who are the true journalists, and what is the difference between news and information?  Those were just a few of the interesting questions examined at The Media Landscape: How Social Journalism Is Changing the News Industry, a panel discussion hosted by BU’s public relations office on Oct. 12.

Moderated by BU alum and founder of Help a Reporter Out (HARO), Peter Shankman (COM ’94), the panel featured experts from the traditional news world, PR and the blogosphere, and included Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication (COM); Lisa van der Pool, broadcast editor and reporter at The Boston Business Journal; Adam Gaffin, founder and editor of Universal Hub; and Steve Quigley, Associate Professor of Public Relations at COM.

Watch the complete event below and check out a recap from BU Today.

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BU Journalism Students to Report for Boston.com's "Your Town"

October 12th, 2010 in University News 0 comments


A  new educational program announced today between The Boston Globe and Boston University’s College of Communication (COM), will enable BU journalism students to cover Boston-area neighborhood and town news for Boston.com’s “Your Town” websites as part of their studies within COM.

According to a press release, the new program will launch later this fall and will be coordinated by BU professors and Globe editors.  ”Your Town” sites act as digital town centers, offering a highly localized news experience for readers.

Tom Fiedler, dean of COM, said the agreement expands the school’s commitment to providing students with real reporting experience while supplying in-depth coverage of news affecting the greater Boston area.

“This program offers benefits for both community residents, who gain from increased news and information about their neighborhoods, and our students, who learn journalism by doing it under the guidance of our faculty and Globe editors,” Fiedler said in the release.

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BU COM Dean: Helen Thomas' departure 'long over-due'

June 9th, 2010 in Media 0 comments

Tom Fiedler, Dean of BU’s College of Communication and 2-time Pulitzer-winning former executive editor of The Miami Herald, discusses Helen Thomas‘ comments and calls her departure from the White House Press Corps “long over-due.”

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Times keeps Globe

October 15th, 2009 in Media 0 comments

Boston Globe logoAfter months of forcing cutbacks and considering bids, The New York Times Company decided to keep the Boston Globe after all.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a Pulitzer-winning former Miami Herald executive editor, says the key reasons were the “stunningly low” offers and the new optimism about the Globe’s prospects.

“Add to that significant new revenue from a hike in the Globe’s price and the gradual return of recession-battered advertisers, and the Times may be envisioning a balance sheet in the black.”

Contact Tom Fiedler, 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu

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