Opening Remarks

Robert Hernandez, one of the few true veterans of Web journalism, is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism – to empower people, inform reporting and storytelling, engage community, improve distribution and, whenever possible, enhance revenue.  He’s a former national board member of the Online News Association, the leading organization focused on developing digital journalism, and is a co-organizer of the Los Angeles chapter of Hacks/Hackers, an international network of journalists and technologists that is rethinking the future of news and information. The self-described “mad scientist of journalism” will be speaking on the future of journalism including his recent work involving augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).