Robert Hernandez

Digital Professor / Founder • USC Annenberg / JOVRNALISM • Los Angeles, California
Last edited October 18, 2019

Robert Hernandez, aka WebJournalist, is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg, but he’s not an academic… he’s more of a “hackademic” that specializes in “MacGyvering” digital journalism through emerging technologies. His primary focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism. His most recent work includes Augmented Reality, Wearables/Google Glass and Virtual Reality — he and his students produce VR experiences under their brand: JOVRNALISM™. Their work has won numerous and can be seen in The New York Times, NBC, NPR, ProPublica, USA Today and in their own iOS/Android app. He has served on boards that have included Chicas Poderosas, InquireFirst and the Online News Association. He is a Journalism 360 ambassador and a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He has made it to imgur’s front page more than once. He connects dots and people.



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