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Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 9.58.40 PMThe lengths you will go to get good audio….

Here you should be able to find all the resources you’ll need for Professor Anne Donohue’s radio courses at Boston University.

Get Ready!

This is what one minute of well produced audio can look like: Picture 2

In this class we use Adobe Audition. In the past we’ve used ProTools.

images-4Narrative Radio, JO 519, is where students learn to produce longer form NPR style sound rich stories, modeled on Story Corps, This American Life and driveway moments.  Student work is often broadcast professionally.

Online Radio Newsroom, JO 435/712, is a deadline radio newsroom production class. Students produce a live half hour newscast on the student radio station, WTBU as well as provide online content and social media content for the news site of WTBUradio.org and the Boston University News Service.

WTBUradio.org, is the student radio station at Boston University.

About Anne Donohue

Associate Professor of Journalism

Associate Professor of Journalism

Professor Donohue is an award-winning public radio producer and editor. She was the special projects editor at Monitor Radio for five years, and has also been a contributor to NPR, the BBC, WGBH, WBUR and other public radio programs, winning the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for The DNA Files on NPR. She has a special interest in international news, politics, and health and has reported from China, Egypt, Japan, Indonesia, Kenya and throughout the United States. She has won numerous journalism awards for productions on women and AIDS, population and women’s reproductive health, and treatment of women and girls in the developing world. Prior to her work in public radio, Donohue was a writer and producer in commercial television news at ABC News in Washington and the CBS affiliate in Boston.

In 2015, Donohue received the Lyndon Baines Johnson Advisor of the Year award from the students at the College of Communication (Thanks folks!)

Basic RGB

In 2013, Donohue traveled to Kenya with eight BU students to train Kenyan students and collaboratively report on foreign aid stories, thanks to a grant from the Gates Foundation.  That work can be seen on the website PamojaTogether.com (Pamoja means together in Kiswahili).


In 2008, Donohue was a Fulbright Scholar in Beijing, teaching journalism at Renmin (People’s) University. Donohue remained in Beijing and filed radio reports for several public radio outlets during the run up to the Olympics as well as NBC News during the Olympics. She is the author of a chapter in From Home to Homeland, published in 2010.


BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Journalism and English

MS, Boston University, Journalism

MA, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, International Relations



Email: adonohue@bu.edu

Office: COM room 302

Published Works

Book Chapter
Public Radio Work
Online Newspaper Work