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Symposium "The Future of Journalism"


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On June 19th Nikkei will hold an online symposium titled "The Future of Journalism.” Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be available. After the symposium, Nikkei will conduct "Thinking about Journalism," a discussion session for students. All events will be held online.

COVID-19 has not only disrupteds human traffic across national borders—it has also accelerated the social divide that has arisen due to widening disparities. To what extent are democracies coping with this crisis? How should the media treat the COVID-19 disaster? Leading investigative reporters and journalists with expertise in health care will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on society and the roles of the state and the media from multiple perspectives.

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概要OVERVIEW

Date
June 19(Sat.)
9:00 - 11:30(JST)
Organizers

Nikkei Inc.; the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University; Waseda University

Cooperation

Keio University; Sophia University

Contact

Email:jism@nex.nikkei.co.jp

プログラム Program

9:00 - 9:05 Opening remarks

Aiji Tanaka, President of Waseda University

9:05 - 9:25 Dean Coll's greeting

Steve Coll, Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

9:25 - 9:55 Keynote speech "The Conflict between Democracy and Journalism in the Age of Social Media"

Mieko Nakabayashi, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University

9:55 - 10:05 Video message

Lionel Barber, Former Editor of the Financial Times

10:05 - 11:15 Panel discussion "Divided Society and the Future of Democracy: What is the Role of the Media?”

Panelists:
Sheila Coronel, Professor, CJS
Scilla Alecci, Journalist, Graduate of both Waseda University's J-School and CJS
Grace Li, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asia, Graduate of CJS
Moderator: Reiko Tsuchiya, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

11:15 - 11:30 Summary

Shiro Segawa, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

※Symposium MC : Seira Ogura

11:45 - 13:15 Discussion: “Thinking about Journalism” (for Students Only)

Moderator: Akio Fujii, Chair of Editorial Board, Nikkei
Tetsuya Abe, Assistant business and market news editor
Mariko Hirano. Staff Writer, Lifestyle News Unit
Grace Li, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asia
Mio Kataoka, Product Manager, Digital Strategy and Planning Unit
Nodoka Tomobe, HR Department

登壇者 Speaker

Aiji Tanaka

President of Waseca University

Aiji Tanaka, the 17th President of Waseda University, was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951. He received a B.A. in political science from Waseda University in 1975, and a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University in 1985. After he taught at three universities including Aoyama Gakuin University, he returned to his alma mater, Waseda University, to work at the Faculty of Political Science and Economics in 1998. Before he became President in November 2018, he had served as Dean of Academic Affairs (2006-2010) and Senior Executive Director for Academic Affairs (2010-2014) at Waseda. Dr. Tanaka also served as the President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) from 2014 to 2016, and he is currently serving as a member of the Sterling Committee of APRU (Asian Pacific-Rim Universities). As a political scientist, he has published articles in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Behavior, and elsewhere, as well as chapters in books published by the Cambridge University Press and the University of Toronto Press

Steve Coll

Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Dean of the Columbia Journalism School since 2013, Steve Coll is a staff writer at the New Yorker, the author of eight nonfiction books and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1985 and 2005, he was a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor at the Washington Post. There he covered Wall Street, served as the paper’s South Asia correspondent and was the Post’s first international investigative correspondent, based in London. He served as managing editor of the Post between 1998 and 2004. The following year, he joined the New Yorker, where he continues to write on international politics, American politics and national security, intelligence controversies and the media.

Mieko Nakabayashi

Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University

Dr. Nakabayashi, who served as a member of Japan’s House of Representatives from 2009 to 2012, is currently a professor at Waseda University’s School of Social Sciences. Prior to being elected to office, she was an associate professor at Atomi Women’s University and served in the Japanese government as Commissioner of the Council on the Fiscal System at the Ministry of Finance; a member of the International Committee of the Council on Science and Technology at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; a member of the Radioactive Nuclear Waste Subcommittee at the Agency for National Resources and Energy in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; and a visiting researcher at the Legislative Council and the Research Bureau of the House of Representatives. Between 2002 and 2005, she was a resident fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI). From 1993 to 2002, she served on the Republican professional staff of the United States Senate Committee on the Budget. She received her master’s degree in Political Science at Washington State University and her doctorate in International Public Policy from Osaka University.  Her recent publications include Declining American Hegemony (2020) and President Trump and Congress (2017).

Lionel Barber

Former Editor of the Financial Times

Lionel Barber is the former editor of the Financial Times. As editor from 2005 until January 2020, Barber helped to transform the FT from a newspaper publisher into a multi-channel global news organisation.
Barber began his career in journalism in 1978 as a reporter for The Scotsman. He then moved to The Sunday Times as a business correspondent before joining the FT in 1985 as a business reporter. During his FT career, he has also served as Washington correspondent, Brussels bureau chief, news editor, European editor, US managing editor and finally the editor.
Barber serves on the Board of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He graduated in 1978 from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, with a joint honours degree in German and modern history. He is fluent in French and German.

Sheila Coronel

Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism; Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism

Sheila Coronel began her reporting career in the Philippines under the Marcos dictatorship, founded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism in 1989, won Asia's premier prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2003, joined the faculty of the Journalism School in 2006, and received one of Columbia University's the Presidential Teaching Awards in 2011. She is chair of the Media Development Investment Fund board. Coronel also sits on the boards of the Committee to Protect Journalists and is a member and former board chair of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Scilla Alecci

Journalist, Graduate of both Waseda University's J-School and CJS

Scilla Alecci is an investigative reporter and video journalist for ICIJ. She is also Partnership Coordinator for Asia and Europe.
A native of Italy, before coming to the U.S., Scilla was based in Tokyo, where she worked for Bloomberg News and other news organizations. In 2016 she was a member of the Japanese reporting team that took part in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation.
Her work has also been published by the New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Japanese magazine Shukan Asahi and others. Scilla holds master's degrees in East Asian studies and journalism.

Grace Li

Staff Writer, Nikkei Asia, Graduate of CJS

Grace Li was the second recipient of the Columbia-Nikkei Scholarship for Asian journalists and students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2019. She joined Nikkei Inc. after graduation from CJS in August 2020.
Li started her career with Reuters in Hong Kong where she covered business and general news, and contributed to global investigative projects. She has also worked as a corporate investigator specializing in fraud and corruption investigations. Li previously studied journalism in Beijing and Hong Kong. During her school years, she worked for BBC and ABC News in Hong Kong, as well as China’s national media and the Olympics Committee in Beijing.

Reiko Tsuchiya

Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Reiko Tsuchiya earned her Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Japan’s Hitotsubashi University. Since 2010, she has served as a professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in the UK and at Shanghai Normal University. She was also a visiting professor at Cairo University in Egypt and Communication University of China. Tsuchiya’s publications include Chronology of Japanese Media History, 2018 (editor); The Pacific War Read from Propaganda Leaflets against the Japanese, 2010; and The Origin of Popular Newspapers in Japan, 2002.

Shiro Segawa

Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Shiro Segawa is a professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University and Program Manager at the Waseda Journalism School. He graduated from the Faculty of Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo in 1977. After working for the Mainichi Newspapers as a correspondent in Washington, D.C., chief of the Science and Environment News Department, and Deputy Managing Editor, he assumed his current position in 2008. When he was a reporter, he was active in the fields of science, the environment and medicine. His current specialty is journalism studies and news literacy. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fact Check Initiative (FIJ) and the Forum of Media Practitioners. In 2017, he received the Science Journalist Award (JASTJ Award) for his book Kagaku hōdō no shinsō (The Truth about Science Reporting) .

Seira Ogura

Master's student at Waseda Journalism School

Seira Ogura has been active in a wide range of fields she was a child actor in dramas, commercials, magazines and photo books, and she has been a station announcer since 2008. Currently, as a freelance announcer, she works as an on-campus announcer for the Yomiuri Giants and as a lecturer. She also works in the Public Relations Department of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games , conducting interviews with athletes and writing videos and articles for the official website.


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