Kris Hodgson-Bright, MA

I received my Master of Arts in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta in 2017, where my research focused on 360-degree immersive storytelling. My area of focus for applied research continues to be on innovative storytelling.
Writing and Production

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience

My background includes nine years instructing in the Digital Communications and Media and Multimedia Production diploma programs.

Industry Work

I have 20 years of experience in the media industry, which includes photography and covering various beats for weekly newspapers in Alberta and British Columbia. I have worked in marketing and public relations creating scripts; writing blogs, email newsletters, annual reports and marketing reports; and managing websites for economic development agencies.


My research interests lie in innovative storytelling using 360-degree journalism, photogrammetry, augmented reality and other elements to bring a piece to life.


Academic Credentials

MA - Master of Arts in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta


Immersive storytelling: how 360-degree video storytelling is helping to redefine journalism

Conference Presentations

Radio Television Digital News Association national conference - Toronto May 2018

Colleges and Institutes Canada - Training and the Labour Market – Always Evolving! - Montreal - February 2019

EdTech Southern Alberta Summit - Barnwell - March 2019

Merging Realities - April 2019

Inaugural Lethbridge College Applied Research Conference - May 2019

NIDUM talk at CSpace in Calgary on the inclusive aspects of Virtual Reality - October 2019

NAIT - Navigating a career through the pandemic - Online - December 2020

Showcase of Lethbridge College - Claresholm - February 2021

CanvasCon conference - Lethbridge - April 2021

Nigerian Association/ Southern Alberta Ethnic Association - Fake news and Misinformation - October 2021

Riipen Product Coffee Break showcase - October 2021