VIDEO: Newspapers in Japan and the role of personal contact

Kaori Hayashi, Professor of Media and Journalism Studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo, talked to us about Japanese newspapers.

Due to the ageing society and changing media use of younger generations, the readership of newspapers is on the decline. Still, newspapers have a lot of influence in the society. Hayashi is currently interested in the materiality of newspapers, and especially in the role of newspaper deliverers.

The interview was filmed at the University of Jyväskylä in February 2017.

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