Soichiro Kurose

Science and Culture Division, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Tokyo, Japan

Jun 20–Aug 19, 2019. Hosted by Jay Hamilton, Communication Dept.

As a TV reporter, my research theme is how public broadcasting can contribute and provide information to many people, including young people, in the modern society where social media is gaining influence. I would like to find out the latest situation on how social media is affecting public opinion. Unlike social media, where individuals obtain information selectively, providing a place to meet unexpected information and ideas is an important feature of traditional media. I would like to consider the potential of technologies and services as to how these features are considered in the US media, and how they can be implemented by the combination of social and traditional media.