Nic Hopkins Promoted To Google News Lab Lead In Australia & NZ

Nic Hopkins Promoted To Google News Lab Lead In Australia & NZ
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Google has appointed Nic Hopkins to the position of Google News Lab Lead in Australia and New Zealand. 

In this new role, Hopkins will drive the News Lab’s work alongside newsrooms and publishers to support and grow digital journalism through training, editorial tools, research and industry partnerships.

The appointment follows Google’s announcement in March that it would be expanding the News Lab to Australia and New Zealand as part of the Google News Initiative, a global program dedicated to creating a sustainable long-term future for the news industry.

Hopkins joined Google in 2016 following a 20-year career in journalism. He began as a cadet with The Advertiser in Adelaide and subsequently worked in a number of editorial roles with The Australian in Sydney, The Times in London and with News Corp in New York.

He was an early adopter of digital journalism, joining CNN in Hong Kong in 2000 to help establish the network’s first online newsroom in Asia; he later spent several years as digital editor of The Australian, part of the team that created News Corp’s first paywall and news apps in Australia.

Steve Grove, director of the Google News Lab said:News matters deeply to Google and we are committed to working with newsrooms in Australia and New Zealand to ensure journalism can thrive in the digital age.” 

Hopkins said of his appointment: “I’m thrilled to join the team at News Lab and lead its work in Australia and New Zealand. Our region has some of the most innovative newsrooms in the world, but there is still much more that we can all do to help journalists tell compelling stories and engage audiences on digital platforms.” 

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