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Journalism Education in a Conservative Country

“Source: Northwestern University in Qatar.”  


Qatar is considered one of the wealthiest countries in the world and traditionally one of the most conservative. Yet western culture

is beginning to influence younger generations, especially when it comes to news.   Dr. Everette Dennis is helping train the next

generation of journalist in the rapidly changing field of cross-platform media. He is Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in

Qatar. Dr. Dennis is also former chair of the Communication and Media Management department at Fordham University’s Graduate

School of Business. On this week’s Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon and Dr. Dennis discuss what it’s like to teach

journalism in a conservative country.  We also discuss an NU-Q study on entertainment consumption habits in the Middle East,

including the popularity of Hollywood content and its perceived morality – or lack thereof.  Listen Here