The value of emerging (and failed) tech

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Robert Hernandez of University of Southern California - Annenberg; Matt Waite of University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Colorado G-J
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Google Wave. Second Life. Yo! Google Glass. Is there value in developing on emerging technology, even though the tech may fail? In this #wjchat-style session, we’ll share the stories and lessons learned from early adoption. Bring your CueCat.

Speaker Bios

  • Robert Hernandez, aka WebJournalist, is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg, but he’s not an academic… he’s more of a “hackademic.” His most recent work includes Augmented Reality, Wearables/Google Glass and Virtual Reality, in which he and his students produce VR experiences under their brand: Jovrnalism. He serves on the Online News Association board and a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

  • Matt Waite is a professor of practice in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches courses in reporting, data journalism and data visualization. From 2000-2011, he worked for the St. Petersburg Times where he developed the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, was an investigative reporter for the Times and co-authored Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss. @mattwaite

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