Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team discusses race series, investigative process

Members of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team discussed their experiences in investigative journalism last night in a panel event hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life in Barnum Hall. Panelists Patricia Wen, Adrian Walker and Todd Wallack, all of whom reported for the Globe’s December 2017 seven-part series on racism in Boston, spoke to students […]


Op-Ed: Thank you, don’t come again

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m., a crowd of excited students and faculty filed into the Cabot Intercultural Center’s ASEAN Auditorium. They had trekked through the snow and ice to hear Hank Azaria speak on a panel about substance abuse and substance abuse prevention. This piece isn’t about that panel. But his return does give […]


Bosfeed: A new form of student-produced media

Even before the shoot begins, the set of Bosfeed is full of laughter and camaraderie while maintaining the unmistakable air of professionalism, the creators demonstrating their desire to create great content. In the Tufts University Television (TUTV) studio black box, a camera is set up in the middle of the room with two chairs placed directly […]


NBC News’ Lester Holt headlines 12th annual Murrow Forum

Lester Holt, the host of NBC Nightly News, spoke at the 12th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism in Cohen Auditorium yesterday. Holt’s conversation focused on “Media in a New Age: Fake News, Alternative Facts and What’s Next” and was part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker […]


Food For Thought: Poultry-archy

And on the seventh day, God saw all that He had created and said that it was good! And thus, he slaughtered the fatted calf and gave Adam charcoal to make his famous ribs. Carnivority has outlasted creation into modern day, remaining a staple in the representation of the ‘masculine’ identity. While meat can be a […]


Tufts alumni featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Two Tufts alumni, Jake Dell (LA ’09) and Alex Schmider (LA ’13), were featured as part of Forbes Magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the categories of Food & Drink and Media. Schmider, who graduated from Tufts with a degree in psychology and a minor in communications and media studies (CMS), is a senior strategist […]


Editorial: The Trump administration’s war on media

Less than a month into his presidency, President Donald Trump has already sent shockwaves through the American public. Since taking office, he has signed numerous proclamations, executive orders and presidential memoranda implementing his campaign platform at surprising speed. He has ordered investigations into voter fraud, despite the lack of evidence suggesting any malfeasance (and diminishing his own victory in the process). […]


Op-Ed: Is anything apolitical?

“I don’t want to get all political” is a phrase I heard countless times while being home last month. It’s a phrase I myself said a few times at family holiday parties and other events where I knew I couldn’t contain myself otherwise. I am also a bit ashamed of that, because I am convinced […]


On Queer: On queer media

“The thing you need to know is, it’s all about sex… They say men think about sex every 28 seconds. Of course, that’s straight men. With gay men, it’s every nine.” So begins “Queer as Folk,” the early-2000s TV show thought to be the apex of queer TV. The show opens in an overflowing gay club as […]


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