Evaldas Labanauskas, Lithuania- 2014-15

evaldas-labanauskasEvaldas Labanauskas is the chief editor of the independent weekly magazine Veidas, which focuses on political and business issues. Previously, he led newsroom operations of Diena Media News and was chief editor of the weekly newspaper Vilniaus diena. Labanauskas began his career as a foreign news reporter more than 10 years ago and covered the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations and a master’s degree in journalism and communications. During his Humphrey year, he hopes to learn more about social media and business models for publishing.

Labanauskas is creating a mobile news app called MyNews, designed to curate news for Lithuanian readers, delivering personalized content to the users interests from major news outlets. Read his Capstone proposal here.