Research Project: Atomic Anniversaries: Media, Memory, and Covering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in a Post-Hibakusha World
Katharine Starr holds a B.A. with an Honors Specialization in History and a M.A in Journalism from Western University in London, Canada. After working at newspapers, she made the switch to broadcast news and has been producing TV and radio since 2015, first for Canada’s public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) at the parliamentary bureau in Ottawa, and then for Japan’s public broadcaster, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) starting in 2019 as part of a fellowship program. Previous experience includes covering several elections in both countries, political events like the G20 and state visits, natural disasters, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. During the 2021–22 academic year, Ms. Starr will be conducting research on how U.S. and Japanese journalists will approach anniversary coverage of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings when there are no longer survivors to shape coverage around.