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2021年6月19日(土)9:00〜11:30

Symposium ”The Future of Journalism”

On June 19th Nikkei will hold an online symposium titled "The Future of Journalism.” Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be available.

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.

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

Symposium ”The Future of Journalism”

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