Tag: northwestern university

by Arionne Nettles

I spent most of 1989 playing games on the Apple //c computer my dad handed down to me when he upgraded to a newer version. In 1999, I took pride in being the first person in my class to code a calculator by scratch using Visual Basic. But at Florida A&M University in 2003, I […] more »

by Meagan Doll

Alongside more traditional news beats, Northwestern University professor Josh Meyer is advocating for increased communication training in one specific topic: national security. In today’s interconnected world, Meyer argues that increased competence in national security issues is not only relevant, but necessary. “These are some of the most important issues facing the United States and the world […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When most people think of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern they think of the Evanston, Illinois, campus just north of Chicago. But there’s another campus of undergraduate students earning degrees at Medill a world away — in Qatar’s Education City. It’s a strange little incubator of Western education, with six different American schools […] more »

by Sonia Paul

A newly updated survey by the Northwestern University in Qatar reveals an expansive look at attitudes and behaviors toward the media across the Middle East. The survey, “Media Use in the Middle East,” documents trends in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE, and is a follow-up to the first region-wide survey that was conducted in […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

Owen Youngman, Knight Professor of Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University has been using Searchlights and Sunglasses by Eric Newton as a textbook in his classroom. Explore his experiences as you think about texts for your next course and ways innovative forms can invigorate students’ thinking. Q&A Why did you decide to use “Searchlights and Sunglasses” in your course? Youngman: […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Making an introvert and an extrovert collaborate can be like plugging an extension cord into itself. Journalism professors see this in the classroom all the time: When an outgoing student gets paired with a shy student for a group assignment, the two students frequently don’t know how to talk to each other. They rush through […] more »

by Margaret Looney

What started as an idea for creating tools for local media in Chicago three years ago has evolved into an innovation hub for the global journalism and technology community. The Knight Lab at Northwestern University brings together journalists and technologists interested in building tools to benefit the news industry. The Lab’s corps of professional staffers, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Retailers fight exile from Gmail inboxes (Claire Cane Miller & Stephanie Clifford / NYT) 2. Former NSA and CIA director says terrorists love using Gmail (Andrea Peterson / Washington Post) 3. Storytelling ads may be journalism’s new peril (David Carr / NYT) 4. What does ‘mobile-first’ mean to publishers? (Josh Sternberg / Digiday) 5. […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

Do you love photo and video sharing? Then this episode is for you. First, Facebook announced that popular photo sharing and filtering service Instagram will add video to compete with the popularity of Vine, owned by Twitter. Meanwhile, a photographer has sued BuzzFeed for just that kind of sharing, claiming $3.6 million in damages for […] more »