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Profile: Dr. Hanson Hosein

Hanson Hosein is the Director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He’s also an award-winning journalist and filmmaker and the host of Media Space — a monthly UWTV series that features interviews with leading media and technology visionaries. He specializes in storytelling, social media strategies and business models of communication. His pioneering focus earned him Seattle Magazine’s “Most Influential” in fall 2010.

His documentary film “Independent America: The Two-Lane Search for Mom & Pop” has been broadcast and streamed around the world, thanks to an innovative digital media marketing approach (Sundance Channel, NHK Japan, SBS Australia, CBC Documentary Channel, Hulu.com). His award-winning follow-up film “Rising from Ruins” was an Official Selection of the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival. Hanson also produced groundbreaking films for the U.S. government in southern Africa, for TurnHere.com, Discovery Channel Mobile in Latin America and for aid organizations such as PATH and Mercy Corps.

Hanson won Emmy and Overseas Press Club awards for his NBC News coverage “The Fall of Kosovo.” He was NBC’s Middle East Producer and MSNBC.com correspondent from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that served as an investigative producer at “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.”

Hanson serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Science Center, and is on the Advisory Boards of The Common Language Project, UWTV, Puget Sound Off and the Bachelor of Technology and Design program at Lake Washington Technical College. He’s an affiliate member of the Jackson School’s Middle East Center as well as the Evans School of Public Affairs.

See www.hrhmedia.com for more of Hanson’s work.

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