Retha Hill

Executive director, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University

Virtual reality and immersive experience design are the latest innovations changing the way journalists tell stories and engage with their readers. Arizona State University professor Retha Hill, who teaches courses in VR storytelling and media entrepreneurship, came to the Cronkite School of Journalism with extensive industry experience in digital media at and The Washington Post. In one of her recent startup classes, students developed apps for wearables, such as the Apple Watch. Hill will discuss her experiences incorporating emerging technologies into the practice of journalism and how to manage and encourage near-constant disruption in the classroom and the newsroom.

Professor Hill will be participating in the following sessions:
Public lecture: The audience revolution (9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Breakout session: Currents in technology (1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.)