Hong Qu

About Hong Qu

Hong Qu is chief technology officer for Fusion who was part of the startup team that built YouTube. He is currently a visiting fellow at the Nieman Foundation, working on an application to help journalists and other users better follow stories though Twitter.

Hong Qu, NF ’13

By Nieman Moments September 18, 2013

A member of the startup team that built YouTube, Qu uses his technical knowledge to develop tools for journalists My visiting Fellowship at the Nieman … Read more

Social Media and the Boston Bombings

By Cover Story June 13, 2013

In a breaking news situation, journalists get an adrenaline rush. There is a palpable eagerness to get the scoop, to be the first to bring the story to the public. In today’s world of social media, mobile phones, and real-time … Read more

Twitter, Credibility and The Watertown Manhunt

By April 19, 2013

Twitter coverage of the manhunt in Watertown marks a wake-up call to journalists everywhere. Even more remarkable are the implications for ordinary citizens who, without a press pass, intentionally plant themselves on the scene to witness and tweet what they … Read more