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From Al-Jazeera to Netflix-TVMN Grad Students Research Global Effects of Media

Global Panel

March 10, 2017

Seven graduate students from the Drexel University TV Management Program presented to a crowd of more than one hundred fellow students, faculty and high school students at the 10th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges. This year’s conference, held on March 2nd in Drexel’s Behrakis Hall, was titled “Crossing Borders” and focused on innovations in technology that have made it more possible than ever for people, communities and cultures to connect.

The conference offered students the opportunity to share their research and engage in dialogue on how the opportunities and threats of technology shared around the world are shaping our global context. Research topics touched on such diverse disciplines as media, health, engineering, education, science, human rights, medicine, law, economics, politics, development, and history.

Master’s candidates, Hamad Al Sarmrin, Cheng Gong, David Clark, Ze Fu, Yiwei Gao, Gary Newman and Xiunbgda Tong presented their findings to attendees. The group worked alongside graduate students, Lateefa Smith, Matthew McMenamin and Isaiah Muhammed, to develop their presentations.

The students shared insight into wide-ranging topics such as: 

  • Netflix Projects Connecting Global Stories
  • How Geography, Politics and Culture Influence Intercultural Communication 
  • How Media Globalizes Various Cultures 
  • Crossing Borders with Snapchat

Television Management Online Associate Director, Professor Michelle McHugh, moderated the panel, taking questions from the audience and giving TVMN students an opportunity to further share their findings before contributing insight from her experience in the field of television and media management. Congratulations to these graduate students on their successful presentations.