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  1. Local student filmmaking talent recognized by NU-Q at graduation ceremony

    Posted on August 16, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar presented accolades to talented local filmmakers as 25 high school students graduated from its two week Summer Media Institute on Thursday. Students learned from NU-Q alumni who shared insights into the technical and creative aspects of reporting and filmmaking, as well as life at the university and in the workplace. Now… Read more


  2. Qatar-based research in the spotlight at global journalist and mass media conference

    Posted on August 9, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar shares and deliberates local findings in Canada from six-nation study of entertainment media use in the Middle East Northwestern University in Qatar led a panel discussion this week in Montreal, Canada at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference. The panel deliberated the findings of… Read more


  3. Alumni, faculty and staff share insights with high school students in Summer Media Institute

    Posted on July 19, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar’s Summer Media Institute, will this year bring together for the first time NU-Q alumni and 30 local high school students to share insights on several aspects of reporting and filmmaking as well as life at the university and in the workplace. The two-week program—running from August 3-14—is designed to help students… Read more


  4. NU-Q research draws US$1.5 million plus in funding

    Posted on June 3, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar recently won two significant National Priorities Research Program grants through the Qatar National Research Program. The winning projects—entitled Media Use in the Arab Gulf: A Longitudinal Study and Content Innovation Strategies for Mobile Media in Qatar—were among 162 awards selected from nearly 800 proposals submitted. The grants—totaling more than US$1.5 million—come as… Read more


  5. Graduation speech: “Finding Your Path” by filmmaker Jehane Noujaim

    Posted on May 27, 2014, by

    Text of speech: Salam Aleikum. Thank you for inviting me here to speak with you. It is a great honor. This is a particularly special experience for me. As an Arab woman who was raised in Kuwait and Egypt, and went on to live life between the east and west, I am thrilled to talk… Read more


  6. Facebook use among Qataris remarkably low

    Posted on May 12, 2014, by

    Media professionals from across Qatar recently gathered at the Qatar Media Industries Forum—a biannual gathering of industry leaders hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar—to discuss findings of a first-of-its-kind survey on Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East. Jointly overseen by NU-Q and Doha Film Institute, the media survey spanned six Arab nations; findings on… Read more


  7. NU-Q female graduates featured in Qatar Tribune

    Posted on May 11, 2014, by

    As examples of Qatari women advancing the national media sector, the Qatar Tribune highlighted the academic careers of Haya Al-Mannai and  Sara Abdulaziz AlDerham, recent NU-Q graduates specializing in journalism and communication, respectively. The article features their insights and accomplishments. More at Qatar Tribune > >


  8. [VIDEO] Mideast Media study shows demand for social media, censored films

    Posted on May 6, 2014, by

    NU-Q’s Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis joins PBS Mediatwits host Mark Glaser, new media journalist Andrew Lih, and producer Fannie Cohen, for a discussion about NU-Q’s six-nation survey of Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East. More on MediaShift >>


  9. NU-Q celebrates third graduating class

    Posted on May 5, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar honored its third graduating class at graduation exercises Sunday, May 4, in a ceremony where students heard an address by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jehane Noujaim. More than 900 people were in attendance at the Qatar National Convention Centre as Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro extolled the achievement of the graduates of NU-Q,… Read more


  10. Mideast media survey on “Let’s Consider the Source”

    Posted on May 4, 2014, by

    Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis (pictured right) discusses the results of “Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East,” a six-nation survey from NU-Q in partnership with Doha Film Institute, on the Sirius XM Radio program “Let’s Consider the Source” with host Bob Mann (pictured left). View the survey results at mideastmedia.org.  


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