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Journalist Martin Fackler on Reporting in Asia, and the Changing Landscape of Media Culture in an Age of Partisan Politics

Thursday, June 11, 2020   15:00 - 16:00

Speaker:
  • Martin Fackler (Assistant Asia Editor at The New York Times)

ICAS Webinar (see online):
https://youtu.be/o2eAGxcMUCU

Overview
In over two decades reporting for media outlets in Asia, Martin Fackler covered stories in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan and China, and as the Tokyo Bureau Chief for The New York Times, was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for his investigative reporting on the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis. In this webinar, Martin will share insights he derived while working a vast array of stories and events in Japan and Asia, and discuss how reporting has evolved to address issues that have increasingly become politically laden and divisive. As a reporter who has published in Japanese about differences between the Japanese domestic and international press, he brings a unique perspective to how media cultures– always attentive to the political interests that threaten to undermine their legitimacy –have positioned themselves as purveyors of factual truth in the marketplace of ideas.

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 11, 2020   15:00 - 16:00 (Doors open at 14:30)
Registration:
Registration is encouraged (e-mail to icas@tuj.temple.edu), but not required. 登録なしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Speaker:

Martin Fackler

Assistant Asia Editor at The New York Times

Martin Fackler has been a journalist in Asia for two decades, working most recently as Assistant Asia Editor at The New York Times managing the paper’s coverage of China. He was a correspondent at The New York Times for ten years, serving as Tokyo bureau chief from 2009 to 2015. In 2012, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for investigative stories into the Fukushima nuclear disaster that the prize committee said offered a “powerful exploration of serious mistakes concealed by authorities in Japan.”

He got his start in journalism covering finance and crime for Bloomberg News, and worked in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo for The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review and The Associated Press. From 2015-17, he was Journalist-in-Residence at the Asia Pacific Initiative, a Tokyo-based think tank. Fackler is the author or co-author of eight books in Japanese, including the bestseller Credibility Lost: The Crisis in Japanese Newspaper Journalism after Fukushima (2012). In English, he was lead editor of Reinventing Japan: New Directions in Global Leadership (2018). He grew up in Georgia, and holds degrees from Dartmouth College, the University of Illinois and the University of California, Berkeley.