Poynter Fellowship in Journalism Lecture Series

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Posted : November 8, 2021

Basic emotional empathy serves us well enough when we try to understand the feelings of people like ourselves — people with a similar lived experience, with whom we share cultural norms, attitudes, values and beliefs. But trying to understand how individuals from very different societies see the world, formed as they are by unfamiliar historical forces, raised with distinctly different values, admiring wholly separate pantheons of heroes, and steeped in philosophical and religious traditions quite apart from ours, requires another type of empathy. China is, to most Americans, just such a...

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Posted : October 12, 2021

The presentation is regarding BTS, Britney Spears, and the #MeToo movement in Japan.  Since BTS and Britney Spears are two notable things I encountered in Los Angeles, I would like to discuss these subjects from a journalistic point of view; how we are influenced by society’s underlying gender bias. The three topics may seem unrelated. However, through the perspective of “Toxic Masculinity” which is associated with “suppressing emotions or “maintaining an appearance of hardness” and using “violence as an indicator of power”, these topics are strongly related. We tend to be entrapped with the...

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Posted : March 27, 2019

Thirty years after the brutal crackdown, the Tiananmen anniversary has become more – rather than less – politically sensitive as time has passed.   Every year, the authorities use a range of tactics to suppress both the anniversary commemorations and journalistic reporting on them.  In this talk, Louisa Lim examines the ways in which the legacy of Tiananmen has been excised from the collective and institutional memory in today’s China, as well as looking at the cost of memory and the role that foreign correspondents play in shaping memories of June Fourth outside China. Louisa Lim is the...

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