Nic Hopkins (Aus)
News Lab Lead - Australia & New Zealand
Google News Initiative

Nic Hopkins is the head of Google’s News Lab in Australia and New Zealand, responsible for leading Google’s work with local newsrooms and publishers with training, innovation and industry partnerships aimed at supporting digital journalism.

Nic joined Google in 2016 following a 20-year career in journalism. He began as a cadet with The Advertiser in Adelaide and subsequently worked The Australian in Sydney, The Times in London and with News Corp in New York. In 2000, Hopkins joined CNN’s Hong Kong office 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.