Campus News

Northwestern University will take its journalism program to Qatar

Northwestern University announced Nov. 7 that it will open a branch campus in Qatar, bringing journalism classes to the Arab emirate, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Beginning in fall 2008, about 40 students will be able to take classes in journalism, media and integrated marketing communication, and media industries and technologies. The degrees offered in the program will be the first that Northwestern has instituted off of its main campus in Evanston, Ill.

Qatar, which in 1996 instituted the news channel Al-Jazeera, is an area that has struggled with government censorship and poor journalism.