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  1. Expert at NU-Q symposium: equivalent of over 100 million years of video expected by 2015

    Posted on November 21, 2013, by

    The world is projected to produce eight zettabytes of digital content by 2015, the equivalent of over 100 million years of video, big data expert Martha Stone told attendees of Northwestern University in Qatar’s symposium on Tuesday. Eighty percent of this data, she said, continues to be unstructured and disorganized, especially as it is generated… Read more


  2. NU-Q and Doha Film Institute partner to research entertainment media and cultural attitudes in six Arab countries

    Posted on November 18, 2013, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute will partner on a research project that explores trends in entertainment media consumption in the Middle East. The survey research will explore how people in the MENA region consume and create media pertaining to entertainment, culture, and sports in six countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates,… Read more


  3. Spring 2013 Dean’s List Announced

    Posted on November 13, 2013, by

    NU-Q congratulates the 57 students who were named to the Spring 2013 Dean’s List. In order to qualify, communications majors must achieve a 3.75 GPA on three graded courses at the end of the semester. Journalism majors must achieve a 3.7 GPA on three graded courses, or two residency courses. Students were honored at a… Read more


  4. Award winning Pulitzer Center journalists advise students on reporting the Muslim world

    Posted on November 13, 2013, by

     ”If we’re tired of outsiders telling our stories, we have to tell them ourselves,” reporters tell students Journalists inside the Muslim world can debunk popular stereotypes about Islam by reporting untold stories to global audiences, experts told students at Northwestern University in Qatar. NU-Q hosted the three award-winning journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis… Read more


  5. Paul F. Reilly appointed director of media strategy, marketing and communication

    Posted on November 12, 2013, by

    Paul F. Reilly has been appointed as NU-Q’s first director of media strategy, marketing and communication, effective January 1, 2014. An industry executive with demonstrable interest in education, Reilly was most recently executive vice president and senior director of BBDO Advertising in New York City.  Since 1998 at BBDO, he has served as senior vice… Read more


  6. Kathryn Symank appointed chief operations officer

    Posted on November 12, 2013, by

    Kathryn Symank has been appointed chief operations officer of Northwestern University in Qatar, effective January 1, 2014. Symank is associate vice president for human resources and administrative services at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She has extensive administrative experience over two decades crossing such operational fields as finance, human resources, student services and… Read more


  7. Students discuss technology and new media with Sony Executive

    Posted on November 10, 2013, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar students discuss their experiences in technology and new media with Shoji Nemoto, executive vice president and corporate executive officer of Sony Corporation. Nemoto, who is in Qatar exploring opportunities to contribute to Qatar’s media industry, heard from students on their work to design and communicate messages during their studies at NU-Q,… Read more


  8. Charlotte Cole: Children’s media as a catalyst for change

    Posted on October 31, 2013, by

    Charlotte Cole, a leader in the field of children’s media and executive director of the Blue Butterfly Collective, spoke at NU-Q on Wednesday about the ways in which children’s television programming has been exported around the world. Cole, who was previously senior vice president at Sesame Workshop, talked specifically about the Sesame Street model, which… Read more


  9. Year in Review: 2012-13

    Posted on October 30, 2013, by

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  10. NU-Q to tackle connection between “big data” and media at open symposium

    Posted on October 29, 2013, by

    ­­ In an effort to advance the understanding of how large, complex data can be used by media organizations and grasped by their audiences, Northwestern University in Qatar has announced an open symposium, to be held November 19 at NU-Q under the theme “Big Data, Smart Media? Connecting Content, Audience and Information.” The symposium will… Read more


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