Bruce Butterfield

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Journalism
Department of Communication and Journalism

Phone: 617-573-8142
Fax: 617-305-1763
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 414D
Spring '18 Office Hours: Mon. 1:30-2:30p.m., Tue. 2:00-3:30p.m., Wed. 2:00-3:00p.m., and by appointment.


  • Nieman Fellow, Harvard University
  • BS, Suffolk University

Research Awards/Interests

  • Alicia Patterson Foundation, 2000
  • Journalism & Social Justice
  • Narrative Journalism


Bruce Butterfield was a staff writer and investigative reporter on major American newspapers for more than 30 years before joining the faculty at Suffolk University in 2003. He is a two time Pulitzer Prize Finalist and winner of numerous national journalism awards. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Rhode Island College, and has guest lectured at colleges and universities throughout the region.