パディー コールター (Paddy Coulter)
Fellow, Green College, University of Oxford (and former Director of Studies, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism)
The best journalism shares with the best of the academy a pursuit of truth, a respect for evidence, a quality of analysis and an independence of thought. So the initiative of building a graduate journalism school in one of the finest universities in Japan has to be warmly applauded as a new driver for excellence in journalism. There can be few things so socially valuable as combining these two forces for the public good, the academic and the journalistic. I therefore wish the new Waseda School every success in upholding the highest possible professional journalism standards.