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BU Journalism Prof Tops New York Times Bestsellers List

13HoursCoverMitchell Zuckoff is number one with a BU-llet. The Boston University journalism professor’s non-fiction tome 13 Hours, based on interviews with a half-dozen security personnel involved in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, hit number one this weekend on the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers list.

The proud prof and Pulitzer winner finalist spoke to Mina Corpuz, associate news editor of BU student newspaper The Daily Press. In the article, he receives praise from a pair of colleagues:

“Most of the professors continue to be practitioners,” journalism school chair William McKeen said in an email. “They love to teach, and they love to continue to report and write, make films, deliver commentary on politics, and in other ways remain in the game… One of the cool things about all this is that the guy with the No. 1 book on the non-fiction list is teaching our beginning journalism course this semester. That course assignment was his request…”

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David Carr to Join Boston University

DavidCarrHeadshotDavid Carr, media columnist for The New York Times, is joining the Boston University faculty. Carr will spend two days per week at BU teaching a class per semester in its College of Communication. He’ll also take part in public events.

While at BU, Carr hopes to encourage students to think outside the box. “I think a lot of journalism education that is going on is broadly not preparing kids for the world that they are stepping into,” Carr told the The Boston Globe. “It’s a great time to be involved in journalism, but people have to be warmed up in the right way.”

Carr will fill an endowed chair “dedicated to exploring creative business models to support journalism in the digital era,” reported the Globe.

David Carr Urges BU Students to Eat Their Wheaties

DavidCarrHeadshotThat’s just one of several great quotes relayed by journalism major Carly Sitrin in her report about the New York Times media columnist’s Monday talk with BU College of Communication students. The Wheaties crack was in reference to students needing every bit of energy to manage and survive today’s frenetic multi-platform world.

Another choice tidbit provided by New Jersey native Sitrin, set to graduate in 2017, is this one:

Despite the herculean task of reporting the news quickly and accurately, Carr remained optimistic. “We are living in an age where the Web is a self-cleaning oven” he said, adding that no matter what, the truth inevitably comes out.

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