Hearst Digital Media Lecture
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Join us to hear Krishna Bharat (@KrishnaBharat), the founder of Google News, deliver an important lecture about the media industry and take your questions.
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There is no charge for this event, and no RSVP required. All are welcome. Free, open wi-fi is available in the Lecture Hall for journalists, bloggers and others.
Bharat, the founder and head of Google News, is the 2010-11 Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence at Columbia Journalism School. He is also a Google distinguished research scientist. Google News won the 2003 Webby Award in the news category, and Bharat received the 2003 World Technology Award for Media & Journalism. In 2004, he founded Google's R&D operations in India and served as the center's first director until 2006. Before joining Google in 1999, Bharat was a member of the research staff at DEC Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech.
The Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence is appointed each academic year to participate in the educational activities of the school. The appointment has been made possible by a generous gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Recent professionals-in-residence have included: Steven Berlin Johnson, noted digital media expert and bestselling author; Kenneth Lerer, The Huffington Post’s chairman and co-founder; Brian Storm, former lead multimedia producer, MSNBC.com; Adrian Holovaty, former editorial innovations editor, WashingtonPost.com, among others.
Read/hear some of the previous Hearst Digital Media Lectures and learn more about the Hearst programs at Columbia: http://bit.ly/cjhearst.
Our thanks to the Hearst Foundation for its generous support of new media education at the Columbia Journalism School
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