This month we are delighted to be hosted by City University and have American journalist Andrew Gruen with us, sharing experience of plunging into work as an editor at the Korean citizen journalism site OhmyNews.
When Andrew arrived at OhMyNews he knew little Korean and survived by speaking “geek”, the common language of those who love technology and its ability to improve the human condition.
He'll share with us insights into why citizen journalism has flourished in South Korea, but not in other parts of the world. And as a 2007 graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, Andrew is also happy to talk about the challenges and opportunities for journalism students in today’s media marketplace.
Andrew is an American journalist and media scholar who is currently working on his PhD at the University of Cambridge's King’s College, where he is a Gates Scholar, a prestigious scholarship program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The working title of his thesis is “Accountability Journalism in the Digital Age.”
The evening will be chaired by MSN's Katie King.
Agenda for the evening
6-6.30: Arrive, welcome, network
6.30-8.00: Presentation and discussion
8.15/30 onwards: Conversations and networking to continue at a public house near by.
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