November 1 (Tue)

5:30P.M. – 6:15P.M.

Public Media's Digital Strategies for Survival

A showcase of the latest digital media projects from around the world.

  • * Simultaneous Japanese/English interpretation available
  • * Captions in real-time is avaiable via UD Talk.
Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen

Senior Producer, Kids' Media & Education
The WNET Group

United States

Michelle Chen is Senior Producer, Kids’Media and Education at WNET, where she has been creating content for public television and digital platforms since 2004. She has received Emmy Awards for her work on the PBS KIDS series “Cyberchase” and the multiplatform project, “Get the Math”. Other projects include the groundbreaking educational gaming series “Mission US”, which has received the Best Work in the Digital Media Division of the Japan Prize and the Games for Change Award for Most Significant Impact; the “Youth Collective”Gen Z engagement initiative; the PBS KIDS video and gaming series “Oh Noah!”; and professional development series for educators.

Jens Ripke-Desaules

Jens Ripke-Desaules

Children and Youth, Head of Editorial Team for Fiction
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)


Jens Ripke-Desaules has been head of the fiction editorial team within the Children and Youth Department at ZDF since May 2020. He started his career as a writer and editor in 1996. Many of the formats he was responsible for have won several awards, including the Grimme Prize, the Prix Jeunesse International or the Chicago Children’s Film Festival. Jens participated in a German-Dutch journalist exchange IJP and returned to ZDF in 2019 after two years at the European Broadcast Union in Geneva. Under his guidance, the fiction editorial team works on numerous commissioned and co-productions in the field of live action and animation for the public TV and web services.

Omoto Shuichi

Omoto Shuichi

Executive Producer of Digital Educational Content, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)


Omoto joined NHK in 1997. After assignments at NHK’s Fukuoka, Oita, and Osaka stations, he began working at NHK Headquarters in Tokyo as a director, producing educational programs for schools. After becoming a producer, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of “NHK for School”, a portal site for educational programs aimed at schools. He is Editor-in-Chief of “NHK Learning”, a new educational website aimed at adults that NHK launched in 2022.