Los Angeles

Robert Hernandez

  • Associate Professor of Professional Practice
  • USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Robert has made a name for himself as a journalist of the Web, not just on the Web. His primary focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism – to empower people, inform reporting and storytelling, engage community, improve distribution and, whenever possible, enhance revenue. He is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, but he’s not an academic… he’s more of a “hackademic” and specializes in “MacGyvering” Web journalism solutions. Robert connects dots and people. He has worked for seattletimes.com, SFGate.com, eXaminer.com, La Prensa Gráfica, among others. Hernandez is also the co-founder of #wjchat and creator of Learn Code for Journalism with Me project. His most recent work has included Augmented Reality, Wearables/Google Glass and Virtual Reality. He is currently serving on the Online News Association board and a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.