Are Facebook, Google, and Amazon the Future of Media? 4 April at Kelvin Grove

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CHASS, QUT Digital Media Research Centre and QUT Creative Industries present HASS Stars Public Lecture delivered by Professor Amanda Lotz on Thursday 4 April from 5.30pm.

Are Facebook, Google, and Amazon the Future of Media?

The lines between ‘tech’ and media industries have grown blurry and we are increasingly uncertain about their role in everyday life. Fifty-two percent of Australians describe social media as their main source of news—yet these companies don’t employ journalists. Others worry about the future of local public service media in an era of global services such as Netflix. This talk explores the relationship of companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon to the media industries, how these companies and internet communication provide challenges and opportunities to media, and what this means for the news and entertainment we consume.

Light refreshments will be served at the LaBoite Theatre Foyer, 6 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove from 5.30pm.

The lecture will take place in The Hall, Level 2, Building Z2, 10 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove from 6.00pm. 

This is a free event but registration is essential at the Eventbrite site.