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Thinking on Monday: YouTubers – How YouTube shook up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars at Conway Hall

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Time 19:30
Date 20/05/19
Price £9.04

Chris Stokel-Walker investigates the past, present and future of the world’s most popular video sharing website and its impact on society.

Chris Stokel-Walker has interviewed more than 100 of YouTube’s biggest names in front of and behind the camera. He is one of the world’s most respected and best connected journalists in the world of YouTube. He has been reporting on YouTube for more than five years, breaking news of multi-million-dollar business deals and writing agenda leading stories on the site’s latest trends and controversies. He has spent more than two years meticulously researching and writing his book YouTubers: How YouTube shook up TV and created a new generation of stars.

Chris embedded himself in the world of YouTube, travelling to conventions and training schools across the globe, winning the confidence of some of the biggest talent in front of the camera and the real powerbrokers who never step into the limelight. He’s broken news of big business deals, and carefully considered the impact of algorithms on us and our children. Chris examined what power YouTubers have over their audience and whether that’s a concern for us and them.

He reveals its workings and personalities, its pranks and its joyfulness, its extremism and its opportunities. He goes behind the cameras to meet superstar influencers, producers, advisors, marketers, advertisers, and child-training entrepreneurs.