Tagged: journalism

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, […]

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 […]

How is Social Media Changing the News Landscape?

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 […]

BU Journalism Students to Report for Boston.com’s “Your Town”

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 […]

Google blinks at publishers

Google has agreed, as a concession to publishers of paid content news, to let them limit the number of free articles accessed through the Internet search engine.  Journalism Department Chairman Lou Ureneck calls it a positive development for the media indusry, and ultimately for consumers. “The free traffic in articles that news organizations have put […]

Journalist Robert Novak dead at 78

Conservative columnist Robert “Prince of Darkness” Novak, who died of brain cancer at 78, left an indelible impression on most.  Journalism professors and former journalists Robert Zelnick (ABC News) and Elizabeth Mehren (Los Angeles Times) can reflect on Novak and his impact on the news industry. Contact Robert Zelnick, 617-353-5007, bzelnick@bu.edu Contact Elizabeth Mehren, 617-358-4806, […]

Tiananmen revisited

With the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square , College of Communication broadcast Professor Anne Donohue reflects on how the uprising has impacted (or not) young Chinese journalism students she taught recently in Beijing. Contact Anne Donohue, 617-353-3418, adonohue@bu.edu

Iran Frees American Journalist

As a former long-time ABC News foreign correspondent, College of Communication journalism Professor Robert Zelnick can offer unique perspective on the decision by the Iranian government to free American journalist Roxana Saberi. “The freeing of Roxana Saberi, a courageous journalist whose three months imprisonment rightly triggered international outrage, shows that even Iran cannot be completely […]