March 19: Len Apcar – A Conversation with NextGen Journalists

Last chance to hear Len Apcar talk at HKU!

Len Apcar, editor of the Asian edition of the International Herald Tribune, and a visiting professor at the JMSC, is leaving Hong Kong to take up a new role as economics editor of the New York Times.

Before he goes, Len will give one last talk to students and staff at the JMSC about social media and how it’s changing the media landscape.

In A Conversation with NextGen Journalists, Len will chair a panel exploring how social media is changing and affecting newsgathering and publishing. The panelists are JMSC staff and students: Kevin Lau, Jonathan Stray and Yolanda Ma. They will discuss the best uses of social media and look at media trends in China, and what China’s netizens are up to. They’ll also look at how a wide variety of media outlets use social media and the internet to their advantage.

During Len Apcar’s tenure at the IHT in Hong Kong, he placed a strong focus on improving its multimedia online offering. He has worked at the New York Times before. While editor-in-chief of its web site (the world’s largest newspaper Web site), the site won awards for breaking news, features, photography, commentary, multimedia and general excellence.

Prior to this, Apcar was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Dallas, and an editor in the print news room at The New York Times in both business and foreign news.

The director of the JMSC, Ying Chan, is sad to see Len leave Asia, but thanks him and wishes him well.

“Our popular and beloved Professor Len Apcar will be moving on from his current position at the International Herald Tribune. The JMSC thanks him for his contributions and efforts in guiding the next wave of journalists and preparing them for the challenges ahead.”

Reception: 1-1:30 pm
Talk: 1:30-2:30 pm
Venue: Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, JMSC, HKU, Pokfulam