Track 4

09.19(Sun) 16:30-17:20

The past and future of local media from Sendai

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The news site "TOHOKU360" was launched by Mediage, a non-profit organization that has been disseminating information through live video streaming since immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake, and journalists who have been covering the disaster area.
Mediage's Urushida and TOHOKU360's Ando have been providing information on the Tohoku region from their base in Sendai as internet media. They will discuss the history of this media, the difficulties of continuing local media, and their future plans for media and civic tech, especially how local media can play a role in political and disaster reporting.



    Ayumi Ando


    Born in Chiba Prefecture in 1987. After graduating from the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Public Policy, she worked as a newspaper reporter in Miyagi Prefecture, covering the reconstruction of the disaster-stricken areas..
    In 2016, launched the news website "TOHOKU360" and is its president and editor-in-chief. Regular guest on NHK Radio "Goji Dacha! and NHK Sendai "Teremasamune" every Thursday.


    Yoshitaka Urushida


    Born in Aomori Prefecture in 1983. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, he became independent and became a core member of Mediage, an Internet-based information distribution and online broadcasting.
    At Mediage, he presides over "politics-political square-", an online program that "makes politics accessible".

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