San Francisco State University Journalism Department presents an evening with Richard Gingras, Head of News Products at Google
“Luckiest guy in the world” plays pivotal role at Google for journalism and media
Tuesday, March 6
Humanities Building, Room 587
For nearly thirty years, Richard Gingras has led highly regarded efforts in the development of online services, software and new media. These endeavors range from pioneering uses of satellite networking for television, the first applications of television signals for data distribution, both pre-Web and Web-based online services, and the creation of various platform technologies. Over the last several years Gingras has focused his attention on the transformation of the newsbusiness.
Gingras is currently head of news products for Google.
Until July, 2011, Gingras was CEO of Salon Media Group which operates the popular and acclaimed news site Salon.com, the blogging community OpenSalon.com, and the pioneering virtual community The Well. Gingras has had a long association with Salon having assembled its initial seed financing in 1995. Salon was the first web-only publication.