March 23: Talk – All the News That’s Fit to Click: Journalism on the Web

Han-Teng Liao, a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, will give a talk titled “All the News That’s Fit to Click: Journalism on the Web” at the JMSC on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Han-Teng Liao

Liao will talk about how search words, hyperlinks and tweets have changed the way news is written, produced, re-processed, “liked”, read, shared and – in some cases – turned into a commodity.

He’ll examine the ways in which the World Wide Web can help voices to be articulated and heard.

About the speaker:
Liao is a doctoral candidate at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the role of keywords, hyperlinks, search engines and user-generated encyclopedias in shaping the sense of “fellow users” in digital networking.

Liao worked as a Yahoo! fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) and as a doctoral fellow at the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica (Taiwan). He holds a master’s degree in computer science, a master of arts degree in journalism, along with degrees in electronic engineering,  foreign languages and literature.

This talk is part of the JMSC Media Research Seminar series.

Date: Friday, 23 March 2012
Time: 12-1:30pm
Venue: Shum Wai Yau Reading Room, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong (see map)

For more information on the JMSC Media research seminar series, click here.