FCCJ Kansai Professor’s Workshop Sat Nov 15, Doshisha Univ for Profs who want to use journalistic techniques in class


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Hi Blog. An interesting workshop coming up in the Kansai, forwarding from Eric Johnston of the Japan Times. Sponsored by the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. Arudou Debito in Sapporo

Dear All, We’ve finally set the date for the FCCJ Kansai Professor’s Workshop, so mark your calendar. It will be held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Imadegawa Campus of Doshisha University. See details below.

WHEN: Saturday, November 15th, 3-5 p.m.,
WHERE : Imadegawa Campus, Doshisha University (map will be provided later)
COST: 3,000 yen/person (includes tea and coffee)

PROGRAM (tentative)
I. Welcome and Introduction by Eric Johnston, The Japan Times, Osaka bureau, and member of the Scholarship Committee
II. Explanation of FCCJ by Martyn Williams (Tokyo bureau chief, IDG, and 2007-08 President of FCCJ)
III. Explanation of the role of the FCCJ Scholarship Committee, including the Scholarship Fund that is available to interested students and the Student Internship Program
IV. Workshop Exercise, including mock press conference
V. General Discussion –Ethical and Practical Issues facing foreign correspondents today
VI. Wrap Up

Afterwards, those who wish can join us for dinner and drinks in central Kyoto.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you can attend, and please let any other interested professors know about the workshop. As FCCJ is a journalism organization, we’re especially interested in reaching out to following types of educators and hope they will attend:

1) Those teaching journalism
2) Those teaching media studies or media ethics
3) Those who teach English or other subjects, but are interested in introducing investigative journalism techniques into their classroom presentations.
4) Those who teach English or other subjects, but wish to make contact with FCCJ journalists for professional reasons.

If you have any other questions, please contact me at japantimes AT sannet DOT ne DOT jp

Eric Johnston, Deputy Editor, The Japan Times.

1 comment on “FCCJ Kansai Professor’s Workshop Sat Nov 15, Doshisha Univ for Profs who want to use journalistic techniques in class



    The Kansai Professor’s workshop is not for “aspiring journalists”. It’s for Professors’ with an interest in adopting journalism techniques to their classes.




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