• The term “hikikomori” was first coined in Japan in the 1990s to describe a form of severe social isolation. Alan Teo, a psychiatrist with the Veterans Administration in Portland and an associate professor at OHSU, has been studying hikikomori for several years. Now, he is proposing a revised definition of the term in hopes that it will help doctors everywhere identify and treat the condition.



  • Trust in journalism in the U.S. continues to erode, but a new Trust Project at the independent student newspaper at the University of Oregon is responding to the problem head-on. It’s educating the paper’s readership about how reporters and editors make decisions, soliciting feedback and increasing transparency about errors and corrections. The Daily Emerald’s editor-in-chief, Michael Tobin, and journalism instructor and researcher Lisa Heyamoto join us to discuss the project and what the research shows about how these and other practices work to increase consumers’ trust in news media.

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