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‘Southside With Me’ Executive Producer to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson By all accounts, Glendon Palmer has “made it” in Hollywood. A Senior Vice President of Development & Production at the renowned entertainment company IM Global, Palmer has the stability that comes with an executive position in show business, along with the ability to oversee creatively satisfying box office successes like last year’s

Faculty Spotlight: School of Communication Assistant Professor Larissa Buchholz

Larissa Buchholz’ research engages with the dynamics of cultural production and reception in an increasingly globally interdependent and interconnected world. Her forthcoming book The Global Rules of Art. The Dual Emergence of a Cultural World Economy examines global transformations in the contemporary visual arts, and the different ways that artists become valued worldwide. The book

CAA Television Co-Head to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Jeff “Jake” Jacobs has been an agent with Creative Artists Agency for nearly 30 years. Though the entertainment industry has changed considerably during that period, his responsibilities have remained largely the same. “You’re in the pursuit of representing talented storytellers,” Jacobs explained during a recent interviews. “When you’re an agent you want

Facebook Brand Strategy Lead to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Long 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

MSLCE Applies New Business Savvy to Marketing Internship

By Dan Li Looking for an internship that fit what I was interested in was hard, so I am glad to be part of Savvo Digital Sommelier Solution’s marketing team. Savvo is a digital marketing company focused on promoting wine brands with a digital and physical presence in the retail environment. They have created digital kiosks

MSLCE Professors Head to Japan for ICA16

By Jacob L. Nelson Two MSLCE professors recently joined thousands of others in Japan for the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communications Association (ICA). Northwestern professors James Webster and Aymar Jean Christian were two of about 3,000 attendees who made the long trip to Fukuoka, Japan for the five-day meeting of academics and industry

Globalization Course Gets Students Thinking About Emerging Cultural Hubs

By Scotty Stieber When discussing globalization, often the idea of cultures crossing borders and oceans comes to mind. Claudio Benzecry’s “Culture and Globalization” course took that basic framework and extended it far beyond traditional modes of thinking to discuss how to globalize the creative class. How are cities, both large and small, changing as a

Northwestern Professor Speaks to Students About Effecting Change Through Art

By John Matthew Simon Effecting change through art can be difficult if the society you come from suppresses the voices of those who come to question the practices of these oppressive regimes. Many individuals think of Turkey as an open democracy, the first of its kind in the Middle East outside of Israel, and the