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/media-research-seminars/

7 February 2012

JMSC Research Seminar – Media Representations of Fukushima

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’ […]