NEWSWISE -- Robert Hernandez, associate professor of professional practice at USC Annenberg, has been chosen by the national Society of Professional Journalists to receive its Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award. Hernandez, a veteran of Web journalism, focuses on exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism. “Journalism is a dynamic field, and Robert Hernandez is an innovator in journalism education. It is easy to see that he enjoys teaching students how to understand and use emerging technologies to tell a story,” said Butler Cain, chair of the SPJ Journalism Education Committee. Hernandez has gained national attention for designing cutting-edge classes: Augmented Reality Storytelling and Journalism, and a Google Glass class to explore how wearable devices could transform news gathering and delivery. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 2000.