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Is Google+ the next Facebook?

Google+ has been gaining popularity as a new social network, but will it dethrone Facebook?  According to Mina Tsay, assistant professor of communication at Boston University, the potential is there.  Tsay’s research focuses on the psychological and social effects of mass media, and the psychology of new and social media.  Contact her at 617-353-3482;

Experts available for comment on 10th anniversary of September 11th

With the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon approaching, the following Boston University experts are available to offer comment, insight and analysis on various angles: Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history, and a retired Army colonel, can offer comment on the wars in […]

James Post talks to Bloomberg Television on what’s next for Rupert Murdoch & leadership at News Corp.

Contact James Post at 617-353-4162,

The reputation of Rupert Murdoch

Peter Morrissey is an associate professor of public relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. He is also an expert in reputation management and offers the following comments on what steps Rupert Murdoch should take in regard to his PR and reputation. “Rupert Murdoch is trying to stay above water, but I’m sure the News […]

Tom Fiedler on News of the World scandal

Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication, talks to WBZ-TV about the scandal facing Rupert Murdoch’s empire and what it means for American journalism. Contact Tom at 617-353-3488,, Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN.

Oprah Winfrey Network dismisses head of network

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, has dismissed Christina Norman, the head of the network. The move comes as OWN continues to show disappointing ratings. The following Boston University professors from the College of Communication are available to offer expert commentary and analysis: Tobe Berkovitz is an associate professor of advertising. He is an expert in […]

And the Oscar goes to…

Paul Schneider, Chairman of the Department of Film & Television at the College of Communication and a member of the Directors Guild of America, makes his predictions for who’s going to take what at Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) “It’s a buzz thing right now. There’s a momentum […]

Experts available to discuss AOL/Huffington Post deal

AOL announced it will acquire The Huffington Post for $315 million. Boston University professors are available to discuss what the deal means for the future of news and its impact on their brands and reputations. Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication; Former executive editor of the Miami Herald Contact 617-353-3488,   T. […]

The Joseph Vacher Trial: Forensic Science’s First OJ Case!

It might not be the drama of the OJ Simpson case that drew us in for weeks on end as we waited to see if the gloves fit.  But if televisions were around in the 1890s, viewers might have tuned into watch the 1898 trial of serial killer Joseph Vacher, who had confessed to nearly […]