Public Lecture by Google News Lab: The Future of News in a Mobile World
 

Public Lecture by Google News Lab: The Future of News in a Mobile World

11/2015

A public lecture entitled “The Future of News in a Mobile World” was held on 13 November 2015 (Friday). Mr. Nicholas Whitaker, Media Outreach Manager of Google News Lab was the speaker. Watching videos is one of the most popular uses of a smartphone across the world. That has opened up new opportunities and challenges for newsrooms and broadcasters around the world. Nicholas Whitaker reviewed how news organizations have succeeded at making serious news fit on small screens. He also discussed how to start preparing for and thinking about 360-degree videos and virtual reality. His talk was well attended with teachers and students from various disciplines.

 

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Nicholas Whitaker is a media veteran. He travels around the world with Google News Lab, training journalists to use digital tools for modern storytelling.

 

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Many teachers and students attended the talk in the C-Centre.

 

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Prof. Lokman Tsui presented a souvenir to the speaker.

 

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