Naoki Hiyama is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2007-08. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he worked for the Asahi Shimbun, a national newspaper company in Japan, where he took charge of the digital media division as a staff editor and reporter for their web news site asahi.com. His research interests are the new web service in US newspaper industry, or the post trend of 'web 2.0'. He graduated from Tsukuba University, where he majored in media relations. and in 1997-1998, he participated in an experienced journalist training program in Paris.