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April 8: Talk – From Earthquake to Nuclear Crisis: How the International News Media Covered the Disasters in Japan

In this media research seminar, JMSC teaching consultant, Masato Kajimoto, reviews and compares the media coverage of the recent earthquake, tsunami and radiation leak in Japan.

He explores the areas of future research on similar subjects by discussing, among other things, the notion of sensationalism, the limits of parachute journalism, and the rise of web-based alternative/social media.

About the Speaker:
Masato Kajimoto came to Hong Kong in 2001 to work as an online reporter and editor for CNN before beginning a career in social science and media research and teaching. Masato joined the Journalism and Media Studies Centre as a teaching consultant in 2010 and is also studying for his Ph.D. in sociology (media anthropology) at HKU.

Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
Time: 12 – 1pm
Venue: Shum Wai Yau Reading Room, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Enquiries: Kylie Chan at or 22194416

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