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.
9:00 - 9:05 Opening remarksAiji Tanaka, President of Waseda University9:05 - 9:25 Dean Coll's greetingSteve Coll, Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism9:25 - 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 University9:55 - 10:05 Video messageLionel Barber, Former Editor of the Financial Times10:05 - 11:15 Panel discussion "Divided Society and the Future of Democracy: What is the Role of the Media?”Panelists:Sheila Coronel, Professor, CJSScilla Alecci, Journalist, Graduate of both Waseda University's J-School and CJSGrace Li, Staff Writer, Nikkei Asia, Graduate of CJSModerator: Reiko Tsuchiya, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University11:15 - 11:30 SummaryShiro Segawa, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University※Symposium MC : Seira Ogura