Masato Kajimoto came to Hong Kong in 2001 to work as an online reporter and “Specials” editor (web producer) forCNN before beginning a career in teaching and research.
Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, he earned his bachelor’s degree in English and American literature at Chuo University in Tokyo.
He holds a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the U.S.
As a professional journalist, Masato has written news articles, features and columns in English and in Japanese.
As a journalism educator, he has supervised many online projects integrating broadcast and internet technologies.
Multimedia storytelling, news literacy and the roles of social media in journalism are the main focus of his teaching.
His current research interest is in the analysis of what he calls “cultural framing” of international news stories.