Dr. Mario R. García is Senior Adviser on News Design and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. He is also CEO/Founder of García Media, a global consulting firm. He has been involved with the redesign and rethinking of more than 750 publications in 120 countries, including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He came to the School of Journalism as the Hearst Digital Media Professional in Residence in 2013. He is the author of 15 books, the latest of which is AI: The Next Revolution for Content Creation. He continues to work with newsrooms across the world. He has been involved with The Poynter Institute’s EyeTrack Research since its start, including the EyeTrack: Tablet. His awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for News Design, The Journalism Medal of Honor from the University of Missouri for Distinguished Service in Journalism. In 2015, Mario became the recipient of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Charles O’Malley Excellence in Teaching Award. People Magazine mentioned him among the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States. He received his PhD from the University of Miami. Today, Mario is totally engaged in mobile-first storytelling and artificial intelligence, and the transformation of news and information across digital platforms.

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