International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 2 (2014), No. 3, Pages 53-65

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v2i3p53

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Impact of Journalism Educators on Media Performance and Journalism Practice in Taiwan

Huei Lan Wang1 

1Department of communication, Nanhua University, Chiayi, Taiwan


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This study examines the role of journalism educators in Taiwan in shaping their students’ views of the profession, and the extent to which the ethics and values taught at university are practiced in the newsroom. Interviews were conducted with educators and journalism graduates from National Chengchi University, a public institution recognized as setting the standard for journalism education in the country, and Nanhua University, a private institution. The study indicates that an individual educator’s attitudes and opinions on concepts such as public service, news value, and news ethics have an impact on the views of students, although business and political pressures, as well as Taiwan’s highly competitive media market, may compromise journalistic values and ethics.

Keywords: Taiwan, journalism education, journalism profession, journalism educators

To Cite this Article: Wang, H. L. (2014). Impact of journalism educators on media performance and journalism practice in Taiwan. International Education Research, 2(3), 53-65.

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Impact of Journalism Educators on Media Performance and Journalism Practice in Taiwan