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.
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
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.