Dr Kajimoto, Masato 鍛治本正人
Dr. Masato Kajimoto specializes in news literacy education, multimedia storytelling, and social media in journalism. His research incorporates learning analytics, media and cultural studies and narrative analysis.
Before beginning a career in teaching and research, he worked as an online reporter and “Specials” editor (web producer) for CNN. Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, he earned his bachelor’s degree (BA) in English and American literature at Chuo University in Tokyo. He holds a master’s degree (MA) in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the U.S. He obtained a PhD in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong.
As a professional journalist, Masato has written news articles, features and columns in English and in Japanese. As a journalism educator, he has supervised many online projects integrating broadcast and internet technologies.
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|05/2019 - date||Member||International Communication Association|
|08/2019 - date||Member||Facebook APAC Digital Citizenship Steering Committee|
|03/2011 - date||Member (Academic)||Online News Association|
|01/2012 - date||Member||Asian American Journalists Association|
|03/2017 - date||External Assessor||International Fact-checking Network (Poynter Institute)|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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