Sessions 4

Google News Lab: Digital Tools for Newsrooms and Innovations through Mobile

Level 25, Tower 2, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Hong Kong

Google News Lab is a global project aimed at supporting quality journalism through education, training and innovative digital and mobile tools. Since its launch earlier this year, the Google News Lab has partnered with news organisations to map the world's response to the Nepalese earthquake, unearthed which fashion trends people really care about in the US, detected hints of a Conservative Party victory in the Britain's election, and tracked the ups and downs of the US's wild primary season.

This half-day workshop is a special event hosted by Google at their Hong Kong office complimentary to all Asian Digital Media Awards Participants. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basic due to limited seat available.


  • Robin Moroney of Google will introduce News Lab, Google Tools for Media and Journalists, and elaborate on key trends and best practices in digital and mobile storytelling across Asia.
  • Iain Martin of Storyful will talk on the increasing role of citizen video and dwell on the YouTube Newswire, a joint project of Google News Lab and Storyful.
  • Irene Jay Liu of Thomson Reuters will talk on current trends and how newsrooms are adopting to the new digital and mobile formats in Asia.

Last hour will be dedicated to informal drinks and networking.

Timing: 16.30 - 19.00

16.30 - 17.00: Guests to arrive, networking
17.00 - 18.00: Three presentation and Q&A
18.00 - 19.00: Drinks and networking