A New Editor for The Brink

Andrew Thurston to lead Boston University’s award-winning research news website

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A New Editor for The Brink

Andrew Thurston to lead Boston University’s award-winning research news website

January 10, 2022
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The Brink is starting the new year with a new editor. Andrew Thurston has taken over at the helm of Boston University’s award-winning research news website, where he’ll help share stories from faculty and students on the cutting edge of new discoveries.

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Andrew joined BU Marketing & Communications in 2007 and has held a number of roles, including senior editor/writer, assistant director of editorial services, and director of alumni publications. His fingerprints are all over the University’s publications. He has launched, relaunched, and edited magazines for the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Fine Arts, College of General Studies, College of Communication, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, School of Public Health, Questrom School of Business, and Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.

Andrew is more than a wonderfully skilled editor who makes any story he touches better. He is also a gifted writer, a collegial colleague and mentor, and a lover of soccer, specifically West Ham United. His stories have won numerous regional, national, and international awards in various categories, including research magazine, research writing, annual magazine, and digital newsletter.

The Brink requires an editor who can make complex subjects easy to comprehend and digest, and that is certainly one of Andrew’s great strengths. There are many examples of this, including his profile of CAS biologist Cynthia Bradham and a feature about how alcohol consumption in the US has spiked and become another pandemic. He also has the latest cover story in Bostonia on the world of data science.

For the research community at BU and beyond, Andrew can be reached at thurston@bu.edu. And follow him on Twitter at @andrewsthurston.

Thank you,
Doug Most
Assistant Vice President, Executive Editor, BU Today, The Brink, Bostonia

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  • Doug Most

    Associate Vice President, Executive Editor, Editorial Department Twitter Profile

    Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines up and down the East Coast, with stops in Washington, D.C., South Carolina, New Jersey, and Boston. He was named Journalist of the Year while at The Record in Bergen County, N.J., for his coverage of a tragic story about two teens charged with killing their newborn. After a stint at Boston Magazine, he worked for more than a decade at the Boston Globe in various roles, including magazine editor and deputy managing editor/special projects. His 2014 nonfiction book, The Race Underground, tells the story of the birth of subways in America and was made into a PBS/American Experience documentary. He has a BA in political communication from George Washington University. Profile

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  1. The Brink is fortunate to have Andrew Thurston–a talented writer and editor, and a great person–leading the team! Good luck and congratulations, Andrew!

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