Tagged: Media

Media, Communication & Entertainment with Bravo’s Andy Cohen

The Alumni Network of Greater NYC hosts the launch of their newest professional network, Media, Communication and Entertainment. Featuring insights from BU Alum and Bravo TV‘s Executive VP of Original Programming and Development Andy Cohen (COM ’90), the event will take place at Capitale (130 Bowery Street, New York, NY) hosted by Seth Greenberg (SMG […]

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 […]

A President’s “Bully Pulpit”

President Obama has been hammering away his healthcare-reform message with the media — Lehrer, Couric, Vieira, “Nightline,” Washington Post, bloggers, prime-time press conference, etc.  Is there a danger of overusing the presidential “bully pulpit?”  College of Communication Professor John Carroll, a long-time media analyst, can talk about the dangers of media overexposure. Contact John Carroll, […]

How the media is covering Iran

With authorities expelling journalists and limiting access to demonstrations, “user-generated” content — text via Facebook or Twitter and cell-phone video posted to YouTube — have become the staple of news coverage of post-election Iran.  College of Communication journalism Professor Anne Donohue, who covered the 1979 Iranian revolution (and soon was evacuated with the Shah), can offer perspective […]

Newspapers in Troubled State

Newspapers are in a quandry.  Print advertising revenues are dropping but Web ads can’t make up the difference, and the industry is reluctant to ask for a bailout from the government it covers.  In the latest move, the Sunday Times of London reportedly plans to launch a standalone Website and is considering charging readers for it.  College of Communication […]

Easing antitrust policy for newspapers smart move

College of Communication Professor Lou Ureneck, chairman of the Journalism Department and former executive editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, says the Justice Department’s willingness to consider easing antitrust policy for newspapers would be good for the struggling industry. “This is a positive and reasonable government response to the newspaper crisis.  Newspapers are the chief source […]