Natalie Jonckheere is an incoming PhD student at the USC Annenberg School of Communication. Her research interests lie within the field of media industries studies, particularly the impact of audience measurement on the relationship between producers and consumers in a converged media space.
Prior to joining Annenberg, Natalie worked as a Digital Advertising Sales Research Analyst at NBCUniversal. In Summer 2014, she completed a Certificate in Nielsen Audience Measurement from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University. As part of the program, she interned in ad sales research at Turner Broadcasting System. In May 2014, she completed a Master of Arts in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Her thesis analyzed the propaganda value of American films made during World War II that explored the home front in Europe. Natalie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics with a minor in cinematic arts. She worked as a research assistant at USC’s Second Language Acquisition Lab for two years during which she worked on two separate but related projects on speech prosody. While pursuing graduate study in New York City, Natalie interned for Film Forum and Katz Media Group and served as a Teaching Fellow for an undergraduate course at NYU’s Stern School of Business.