Journalism symposium held in Taipei on media in digital age

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-09-15
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Scholars and journalists from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau took part in a symposium in Taipei Tuesday to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by media in the digital convergence era.

Jialing Cheng, chairwoman of Shih Hsin University, where the symposium was held, said journalistic environments on both sides of the Taiwan Strait differed greatly two decades ago, but both sides are now facing the same impact from new media and all are thinking hard about the management and survival of the media.

Chen Kuo-hsiang, chairman of Taiwan’s Central News Agency, said in the symposium that the media, while striving for survival, should stick to the core values of informing the truth as well as serving as a tool for communication so as to serve as a media with value to the public.

He said that at a time of data explosion, the credibility of the media is even more valuable. This was the 14th year such a symposium has been held. The inaugural one was held in Hong Kong in 1993, and it has since been held among the four places on a rotational basis.     [FULL  STORY]

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