The Media Studies program organizes various scholarly and professional activities. Below is a list of some past, present, and future activities.
The Digital Brown Bag
Starting in Fall 2012, the Media Studies program will host bi-weekly digital brown bag sessions that focus on digital literacy skills and aim to introduce our students and faculty to cutting edge digital skills used in communication, production, education, and research.
The Media Internship and Seminars Program
In the near future, media studies students will be able to earn 3 credits for participating in a structured internship and attending seminars lead by media professionals in the news, advertising, and political communication fields.
The Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut
MDLAB is a new initiative of AUB's Media Studies Program and the Regional External Programs (REP) and is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations. The annual 3-week summer academy aims to help vitalize and advance digital and media literacy education in the Arab region through training of university professors and graduate students and school teachers and developing local media literacy curricula and lesson plans. For more details, see www.aub.edu.lb/mdlab
Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
Our program has signed over a dozen exchange and study abroad agreements with top media programs around the world. For details, go to Study Abroad.
The AUSACE 2011 Conference
In Fall 2011, the Media Studies Program hosted the 16th annual international conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators that was attended by over 250 local and international media scholars and professionals, including a superb list of keynote speakers. For details, see AUSACE 2011 Conference.
Library Resources for Media Studies Research
The following AUB library page contains valuable resources for media studie research: