[Bangkok, 19 July, 2023] – Lexicon, Thailand’s leading digital storytelling agency, is thrilled to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thammasat University’s esteemed Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication. This collaboration marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for both organizations as they unite their expertise and passion for storytelling.
The MOU formalizes a strategic partnership between Lexicon and Thammasat University, cementing their shared commitment to enriching the field of media and communication through joint initiatives. The agreement opens up a plethora of opportunities for collaboration: empowering students, professors, and professionals alike to explore new horizons in the realm of digital storytelling.
Under this synergistic partnership, both Lexicon and Thammasat University will engage in a range of activities, including train-the-trainer programs for professors, providing them with hands-on experience and expertise in digital storytelling techniques. This initiative aims to equip educators with the latest trends and tools, allowing them to nurture the next generation of storytellers.
Lexicon is delighted to offer Thammasat University students exclusive internship opportunities in video production and social media marketing, enabling students to gain real-world exposure and invaluable industry insights. These internships will serve as a stepping stone for aspiring media professionals to thrive in the dynamic and ever-evolving media landscape.
Moreover, the collaboration will see Lexicon’s distinguished team of digital storytelling experts taking on the role of guest lecturers at Thammasat University. Sharing their wealth of experience and knowledge, Lexicon’s experts will inspire and guide students on their creative journey, fostering innovation and excellence in storytelling.
Joint research projects will be another cornerstone of this partnership, with both organizations pooling their resources and expertise to tackle critical issues and explore emerging trends in the realm of digital storytelling. These collaborative efforts will not only enrich academic discourse but also shape the future of media and communication practices.
David Norcross, CEO, and Founder of Lexicon, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are incredibly proud to join hands with such a prestigious institution as Thammasat University. This collaboration represents a significant milestone and underscores our shared dedication to pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling in Thailand and beyond. We look forward to creating impactful experiences and nurturing the next generation of storytellers together.”
Khun Kalyakorn Worakullattanee, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, stated, “We are happy to partner with Lexicon as they share our unwavering focus on storytelling. We have already enjoyed fruitful collaborations with Lexicon over the years, and this MOU signifies the beginning of a stronger, more purposeful alliance. We are excited about the boundless possibilities this partnership holds for our students and faculty.”
This collaboration between Lexicon and Thammasat University Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication marks an exciting milestone in the realm of digital storytelling, and both organizations are eager to embark on this journey together.
Thammasat University was inaugurated on June 27, 1934. The original name of the University, as given by Professor Dr. Pridi Banomyong, was the University of Moral and Political Sciences. Professor Dr. Banomyong wished to establish a university to educate Thai people of democracy introduced to the nation for the first time two years earlier.
The Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Thammasat University became the first higher educational institution in Thailand to offer a bachelor’s degree in journalism more than fifty years ago.
Lexicon was founded in 2015 as an independent business and has since grown to be Thailand’s leading digital storytelling agency, offering a wide range to services to government, NGO and private sector clients.