Daichi Takahashi

News Department, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, Japan

April 1-May 31, 2017. Working with Jay Hamilton, Communication Dept.

I investigate how conventional mass media can provide accurate information and reach a wide audience in the digital era. Nowadays, most people get their information from digital devices, mainly from social media. People are connected with like-minded people, and they only receive information based on personalized content within their social media network. As a result, social divisions in real life are becoming wider and wider. Under these circumstances, those of us in old media have to gather information from social media and deliver accurate information quickly via multiple channels, with a view to alleviating social division caused by new media.