JMSC Teaching Consultant Masato Kajimoto will discuss the difference between Japanese and Western media representations of workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Friday, February 10.
In a seminar called Framing of ‘heroes’ in time of crisis: a narrative analysis of Japanese and Western media on Fukushima, Kajimoto will explore the media representations of workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a group often dubbed as the “Fukushima 50” by English-language media.
He will discuss how different cultural meanings of ‘heroes’ create characterizations adopted by both journalists and their audiences.
Masato Kajimoto came to Hong Kong to work as a reporter and editor for CNN in 2001. He then moved into a career in teaching and media research, joining the JMSC as a teaching consultant in 2010. He is currently studying for a Ph.D. in sociology (media anthropology) at HKU.
Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
Time: Noon -1 pm
Venue: Shum Wai Yau Reading Room, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong
For more information on the JMSC Media research seminar series, please visit: http://jmsc.hku.hk/2011/04/