The storytelling and popularity of Serial

The true crime pod­cast from This Amer­ican Life “takes us back to one of the most basic tenets of sto­ry­telling: sus­pense,” says jour­nalist Dina Kraft, asso­ciate pro­gram coor­di­nator of Northeastern’s Media Inno­va­tion program.

A weekend to remember

North­eastern cel­e­brated Parent and Family Weekend, as stu­dents, their fam­i­lies, and the rest of the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity came together to expe­ri­ence a host of exciting campus events.

From backstage to center stage

Vic­toria Oggioni, AMD’15, is familiar with working off­stage. On Tuesday, she will make just her second appear­ance on the stage, star­ring in Antigone, the the­atre department’s first pro­duc­tion of the aca­d­emic year.

Northeastern launches media innovation program for journalists

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern, has devel­oped a new track in the grad­uate jour­nalism pro­gram aimed at preparing mid-​​career reporters for the dig­ital age.

3Qs: Campaigning in Twitter’s virtual ‘big tent’

Pres­i­dent Obama, who’s known for his social media savvy, held the first-​​ever Twitter Town Hall meeting last week, where he answered the public’s ques­tions about taxes, jobs and the economy. Dan Kennedy, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, is an expert in news reporting and social net­works. Here, he dis­cusses Obama’s choice to engage the public through Twitter, and the use of social media by pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates and journalists.

More than ‘just entertainment’

North­eastern stu­dents visit ninth graders in Boston to pro­mote media lit­eracy, and help them under­stand how TV and adver­tising mes­sages may affect their daily lives