Newsroom: Northwestern University in Qatar

  1. Students kick off NU-Q journalism residency with two big articles

    Posted on March 2, 2015, by

    Just one week into their residency program, NU-Q students Malak Monir and Ralph Martins have had their work published by prominent media outlets USA Today and National Geographic, respectively, a feat that can take journalists years to accomplish. They are two of a cohort of twenty NU-Q journalism students who are making waves in high… Read more

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  2. Doha media symposium charts the future of global news and entertainment

    Posted on March 2, 2015, by

    Global media scholars and industry players in Doha this week examined how seismic shifts in the way digital content is consumed and distributed are reshaping the global news and entertainment industries. NU-Q’s Fresh Global Media Players conference, supported by a grant from the Qatar National Research Fund, gathered local, regional and international academics, commentators and… Read more

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  3. Global media experts to convene in Doha for one-of-a-kind symposium

    Posted on February 16, 2015, by

    Media scholars and industry experts will convene on February 21 for the Fresh Global Media Players conference, a one-of-a-kind symposium on the reshaping of international media and communication. Hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar, the conference will bring together media players from around the world, researchers and executives who bring new perspectives on the revolutionary… Read more

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  4. Alumnae featured in book celebrating influential women of Qatar

    Posted on February 5, 2015, by

    Alumnae Sara Al Derham and Dana Al Meslemani are featured in the new book, Qatar Success Stories: Inspiring Women, and praised as “up-and-coming and talented women who innovate and are Qatar’s future.” The book celebrates the local and international achievements of Qatari women, outlining their critical contribution to Qatar’s development and influence. “Sara and Dana… Read more

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  5. NU-Q women make a slam dunk in HBKU basketball league

    Posted on January 11, 2015, by

    NU-Q is celebrating the success of its women’s basketball team, which took first place in both the HBKU basketball league and tournament. The NU-Q women defeated teams from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar and Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar to take the championship. The winning… Read more

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  6. Third annual media use survey to begin in January

    Posted on January 7, 2015, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar has announced that fieldwork for its third annual media use survey will begin in January 2015. The study, a recipient of a National Priorities Research Program award from the Qatar National Research Fund, will provide new insights into people’s use of and attitudes toward media. This year’s survey will mostly replicate… Read more

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  7. Year in Review: 2013-14

    Posted on December 23, 2014, by

    NU-Q has issued its annual report, “Envisioning the Future: Year in Review 2013–14,” that recognizes great strides over the year and maps out how NU-Q’s larger strategic plan is aligned with Qatar’s national strategy, including the creation of a “media city.” View the report >> The report outlines future scenarios and the role that NU-Q… Read more

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  8. Local talent in full view as NU-Q delivers packed program at Ajyal Film Festival

    Posted on December 9, 2014, by

    NU-Q has concluded a jam-packed program of events for the Ajyal Youth Film Festival as part of its on-going contributions to the development of Qatar’s media scene and encouragement of local talent. Activities at the Qatar-based festival included the premiere of five student and alumni films, a TV studio open to community members who were… Read more

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  9. NU-Q unveils Dean’s List for top students

    Posted on November 20, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar has announced its Dean’s List for spring 2014 that recognizes students who have excelled in their academic studies for the semester. Students who secured their spot were honored at a special awards luncheon where they received their certificate. Forty-five students enrolled at NU-Q earned the academic distinction — communication majors who… Read more

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  10. Video campaign aims to curb dangerous driving among Qatar youth

    Posted on November 19, 2014, by

    In a bid to curb bad driving in Doha, a group of students and researchers at Northwestern University in Qatar is developing a video campaign aimed specifically at local youth. Earlier this year, the team won a grant from the Qatar National Research Fund for its project idea, “Chicken is for the birds: Changing the deadly driving… Read more

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