Paul Niwa is the Assistant Dean of the School of Communication at Emerson College. He has won national awards for his innovative teaching, research and professional work. He develops immersive websites and apps for iOS and Android. As a professional journalist, Niwa helped NBC launch two international television networks and six news programs, and he created one of the world’s first online newscasts. Niwa was posted in Hong Kong during its sovereignty handover. He led CNBC’s coverage of the Asian Financial Crisis and the introduction of the Euro currency. Niwa organized the US-Japan Journalism Postgraduate Fellowship and is a founding board member of the US-Japan Council. He travels to Asia frequently to meet with local and foreign journalists.