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Club Lunch: Facing a Digital Future :How a Global News Agency is Developing in the Changing Media Landscape

Lou Ferrara ,Vice President and
Managing Editor, Associated Press

12:45PM – LUNCH

Change in media is relentless. How can a global news agency evolve to stay relevant in the new media landscape? More video? Automating the writing of certain stories? Social media? User-generated content? Drone photography? With rapid changes taking place in the media landscape, the Associated Press shares insights to provoke thought, encourage discussion and share ideas on how it is transforming to adapt to these changes.

Lou Ferrara is a Vice President and Managing Editor at the AP. He oversees sports, entertainment and business news as well as the company’s social media efforts and recently announced automation initiative. Since joining the AP in 2005, he has helped lead the news outlet’s digital transformation. Most recently, he announced plans to automate the writing of corporate earnings reports for the AP services.

Speaker: Lou Ferrara,Vice President and Managing Editor
Associated Press,

Human Rights Press Awards


The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards will be judged in the coming weeks and the awards ceremony held on May 12, 2018. Click here for more details.