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Students Learn About Organizational Processes from MSLCE Faculty Director

By John HounihanFor ten weeks in Pablo Boczkowski’s course we talked about lenses.To a fly on the wall, we could be optometry PhD candidates with all our talk of lenses, led by the MSLCE Faculty Director and Northwestern School of Communication Professor. However, the lenses we focused on were figurative, and what we really learned were

MSLCE Students Learn to Use Big Data in Creative Industries

By Natalie AgbeleA group of MLSCE students were graced this quarter with having Agnes Horvat as their Culture and Art Analytics professor. I happened to be one of them.Agnes Horvat, an Assistant Professor at Northwestern School of Communication, is a computer scientist who focuses on developing theories and methods for studying collective intelligence, crowdsourcing, and

Facebook Brand Strategy Lead Describes a Career Built Off a Desire to Connect

By Jacob NelsonChris Meador’s professional path that brought him from theater stages to the History Channel to Microsoft and, finally, to Facebook throughout a career he refers to as “strange and convoluted.”However, Meador was quick to identify the running thread through all those jobs: the desire to connect.Meador, who is the Brand Strategy Lead at

MSLCE Student Wants To Make TV, Movies for Chinese and American Audiences

By Miya WilliamsXiaoyu Dong aspires to be an international television and film producer. The Qingdao, China native dreams of one day having her own multinational media company. “I hope to integrate Asian cultures into American television and movies and to make Chinese films and television series more universal,” she said.

MSLCE Student Hopes to Design Mobile Games for the Future

By Miya WIlliamsYuan Tian hopes to have his own company designing mobile games, but he is not a novice to the industry. Two years ago, the current MSLCE student started Yuyi Tech, a mobile game company that was very successful and eventually sold to one of the biggest tech companies in China. His ultimate goal,

MSCLE Students Look Inward in Innovative, Unconventional Pitching Course

By Joe Giovannetti“We are all creative, resourceful, and whole.”Laverne McKinnon, Adjunct Lecturer and Head of Television at Denver and Delilah, shared this sentiment as members of the MSLCE cohort completed their first graduate class, “Pitching Creative Projects.” On their first day, these students quickly learned that that this was no ordinary graduate course.

MSLCE Student Aspires to Head a Theatre Company

By Miya WilliamsClaire Conard was hooked on theater after her first performance in the musical Annie while in middle school. “I was always interested in being the center of attention,” she revealed. While she has been in many shows over the years, her interests have now shifted from being on stage to being behind the

Facebook Brand Strategy Lead to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob NelsonLong before Chris Meador took a job at Facebook, he thought about pursuing a career in acting.He majored in theatre at Northwestern, but then, as he explains with a deadpan delivery, “I realized I  wanted health insurance.”Meador, who now works as Facebook’s Brand Strategy Lead, will appear at MSLCE’s next speaker series event,

MSLCE Student Aspires to Own a Media Company

By Miya WilliamsRobin Zhou wants to be “a media guy.”The MSLCE student dreams of being an entrepreneur and owning a media and creative company where he can combine his interests in media and public policy.“There’s no need to only focus on one field,” he shared.Zhou’s parents work in public policy and he has always had

MSLCE Student Aspires to Teach Art Classes to Children, Parents

By Miya WilliamsKelsey Wright is eager to go to school in her own backyard and then remain in Chicago after graduation from the MSCLE program. The Windy City native dreams of teaching art classes and hopes Northwestern will give her the tools necessary to “put [her] dream into action.”