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ECCT Better Living Committee Lunch - Taiwan’s changing media landscape: Meeting the challenges of technology, social media and competition
Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 12:00 - 14:00

ECCT Better Living Committee Lunch

Taiwan’s changing media landscape:

Meeting the challenges of technology, social media and competition

Tim Berge 白健文, General Manager, ICRT


· Professor Wang Tai-li 王泰俐, Director, Graduate Institute of Journalism,
   National Taiwan University

· Joey Chung 鍾子偉, CEO & Co-founder, The News Lens 關鍵評論網
· Jason Hsu 許毓仁, Legislator
· J Michael Cole 寇謐將, Chief Editor, Taiwan Sentinel

Date: 12:00 – 14:00, Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, B2F Mandarin BALLROOM I / 文華東方酒店 B2 文華廳 壹

No. 158 Dunhua North Road, Taipei / 台北市敦化北路 158 號
The global media landscape is facing numerous challenges. Rapid changes in technology have disrupted traditional media businesses for both news and entertainment. Consolidation and convergence in what were previously separate movie, television and internet sectors have blurred the distinction between these business sectors. Social media platforms have become the favoured sources of news for many people over newspapers and cable television news channels. The narrowing of consumers’ news sources to those that echo their own world view and the spreading of unverified information is making it more difficult to separate fact from bias and outright fabrication. Meanwhile the evaporation of traditional advertising revenue streams have decimated traditional print media and led to consolidation among an ever shrinking number of traditional media and giant technology groups, which have captured the lion’s share of advertising revenue streams. This is exacerbating concerns that we are entering a world of limited competition where people’s world views will never be challenged.
Here in Taiwan, traditional media groups are facing the same challenges as their global counterparts, although Taiwan’s media has always been somewhat polarised along political lines. At this event, we will host a panel discussion to discuss current trends and the future prospects for Taiwan’s media landscape. Among other issues, our panellists will discuss:
·        How the local media is dealing with digital disruption
·        How to address the problem of fake news
·        How to ensure fair competition in an era of media consolidation
·        How to measure, use and share data fairly and for the general benefit of society.    
About the Panellists

Professor Wang Tai-li (王泰俐) has been the director of the Graduate Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University since 2015. She is concurrently the director of the Multimedia Center and professor of the Graduate Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University. She began her academic career as an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism at National Cheng-Chi University in 2002. She went on to become the director of the Television News Research Lab and associate professor at National Cheng-Chi University, where she worked until she took up a post as associate professor in the Graduate Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University in 2008. She holds a BA in foreign languages and literature from National Taiwan University and a PhD in journalism from the University of Texas in the United States. Before pursuing her PhD degree, she was Formosa Television Station anchor and in-depth news reporter in TTV.
Joey Chung (
鍾子偉) is the CEO and Co-founder of News Lens. He previously worked as a columnist for Business Weekly and as a development manager and president of Sanrio in China. He holds a BA in foreign languages and literature from National Taiwan University and an MA in business from Harvard Business School in the United States.
Jason Hsu (許毓仁) is a legislator for the Kuomintang (KMT). Among other positions he has worked for the Executive Yuan’s Youth Advisory Council, the Educational Radio Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Education’s National Education Advisory Committee. He is the Curator and Co-founder of TEDxTaipei and the Founder of the Dazaiwen Corporation. He holds a BA in British Literature from National Chengchi University.
J Michael Cole (
寇謐將) is Chief Editor of Taiwan Sentinel. He was formerly editor-in-chief of www.thinking-taiwan.com, a website operated until 2016, an educational foundation launched by DPP chairperson Tsai Ing-wen in 2012 that is not directly affiliated with the DPP. He is a former analyst at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in Ottawa and was a deputy news editor and journalist at the Taipei Times from 2006-2013. He is a regular columnist for The Diplomat and a contributor for Jane’s Defence Weekly and The National Interest. His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor and the Ottawa Citizen.

NT$1,500 for members; NT$2,100 for members’ guest(s)

To Cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event.
Contact: Salli yueh / Tel 2740-0236 ext.219 / salli.yueh@ecct.com.tw/ www.ecct.com.tw

  Location: B2 ,158 Dunhua North Road, Taipei 10545, Taiwan /10545 台北市敦化北路158號, B2
  Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:00
The registration period is over.
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