Kristie Lu Stout is an award-winning journalist for CNN International and the host of News Stream, a nightly 9 pm news programme broadcast from CNN’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. She will give a talk to the JMSC on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.
News Stream is a live news hour powered by the smart use of technology. On the show, Kristie has profiled newsmakers including Chinese activist/artist Ai Weiwei and Myanmar’s Nobel Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Before becoming a current affairs anchor at CNN International, Kristie started as CNN’s technology reporter in 2001.
“Every generation feels that it is at the cusp of a new horizon, but I think our age can make a pretty credible claim,” Kristie said of her specialisation.
“Technology is not only the story but the means to tell the great stories of our era.”
Kristie has interviewed technology newsmakers including Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, and Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales. She has also guest-blogged for the popular group blog, Boing Boing, and was named by Advertising Age magazine as “one of 25 China specialists you should follow on Twitter.”
Before her career in TV news, Kristie was an early employee of the Beijing-based Internet site Sohu.com, and worked for Reuters’ new media division in China.
Kristie holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Stanford University, and studied Mandarin at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.
Date: Tuesday 22 February, 2011
Time: 11am – 12:15pm
Venue: T6 Lecture Theatre, Meng Wah Complex