Masato Kajimoto (Dr)
Assistant Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
Dr. Masato Kajimoto is an assistant professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong. He specializes in news literacy education, multimedia storytelling and social media in journalism. He founded the Asia Pacific Digital Citizens Network in 2013, through which he has been leading an international collaboration among media educators in Asia to develop pedagogical methods and teaching materials in news literacy that take into account the culture, media landscapes and political climates in different countries.
Dr. Kajimoto is the creator and the chief producer of a massive open online courses in this field on Coursera, Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens, as well. As of January 2018, the public online course has more than 4,500 active learners from over 140 countries.
Before beginning a career in teaching and research, he worked as an online reporter and web producer for CNN International. Dr. Kajimoto is also an affiliate professor at the Center for News Literacy, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University, and a research fellow at the Centre for Child Development at Hong Kong Baptist University.