Tagged: College of Communication

New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks addresses BU COM graduates

Tyler Hicks (COM ’92), a BU alum and New York Times photographer who was held hostage in Libya for four days in March, was the speaker at the College of Communication’s (COM) convocation.  He urged COM’s graduates to “bear witness.”  Watch his address below:

“Just stew it!” say the south campus stewards

Graduating seniors Molly Byrd (CAS), Emily Drevets (CAS) and Emily Bell (CAS, COM) gave BU Today and inside look into what their lives were like while studying at BU the past four years and how they came to give away “free stew and friendship” on Wednesdays: See more be BU Today’s Point of Departure series […]

Studying a third language through a second: Senior Yue Huang on her BU experience

Senior Yue Huang (COM’11) traveled from her home in Beijing to Boston University, and quickly learned that although she knew English, her American slang could use some work. She didn’t stop there — using her second language to learn her third (Spanish), and eventually her fourth (French). In Points of Departure, Huang talks about growing […]

The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling

This weekend, Pulitzer Prize winners and best-selling authors will convene here at BU for the Journalism Department‘s annual conference, The Power of Narrative: The Rebirth of Storytelling. There, some of the nation’s most celebrated writers will discuss the art and future of narrative nonfiction. 2011 speakers include: Jill Abramson, Managing Editor, The New York Times Kate Medina, […]

MTV’s “Staying Alive Ignite” HIV/AIDS awareness campaign comes to campus April 21 & 22

As part of MTV’s “Staying Alive” campaign, “Ignite” addresses the stigmas of an HIV or AIDS diagnosis — as well as virus education and attitudes about safe sex — against the backdrop of youth culture in various locales, including Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine. On April 21st and 22nd, the campaign is coming to […]

When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding

When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding is an international conference that will explore the collaboration and tension between journalists and public health workers at times of crisis. The event, featuring a keynote speech by NBC’s Kerry Sanders, will mark the first annual collaboration of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Boston University’s Center for […]

The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011

Event: P.J. Crowley – The Washington Perspective: Foreign Policy in 2011 Host: College of Communication (COM) Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Time: 12 – 2 p.m. Place: COM student lounge (640 Commonwealth Ave.) Admission: Free and open to the public P.J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State, is the public […]

the Quad shares their BU bucket list

We’ve asked the senior editorial staff of the Quad to share their Bucket List of things and places all BU students should experience and visit before they graduate.  On Monday morning, February 28, the Quad Co-Founder and Publisher Lauren Hockenson, who is a senior at COM scheduled to graduate in May, will kick off our […]

“Race to Nowhere” Screening tonight

The Boston University School of Education, College of Communication and on-campus high school, Boston University Academy, are hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” tonight at 7 PM in the Tsai Performance Center. The film screening is free and open to the public; tickets […]

Veteran NECN Anchor R.D. Sahl Joins BU Faculty

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 […]