Dr. Masato Kajimoto is an Assistant Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), the University of Hong Kong. He is also an Affiliate Professor at the Center for News Literacy at the Stony Brook University Department of Journalism. He heads JMSC’s Asia Pacific Digital Citizens Project as the project leader.
Masato specializes in news literacy education, multimedia storytelling, and social media in journalism. His research incorporates learning analytics, media and cultural studies, and narrative analysis.
Before beginning a career in teaching and research, he worked as an online reporter and “Specials” editor (web producer) for CNN.
Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, he earned his bachelor’s degree (BA) in English and American literature at Chuo University in Tokyo. He holds a master’s degree (MA) in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the U.S.
He obtained a PhD in Sociology from the University of Hong Kong.
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.