SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Talk to Taiwan: the changing media environment in Taiwan

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Chang Tieh-chih

Date: 5 July 2017Time: 3:30 PM

Finishes: 5 July 2017Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Summer School

This is part of SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School Programme.
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Taiwan’s media landscape has gone through a huge paradigm shift. Mainstream media has lost much of its credibility and struggle to survive commercially. In the past five years I have done some media experiments. From 2012-2015 I was a chief editor of a legendary culture magazine in Hong Kong and was responsible to launch the Chinese version of Bloomberg Business Magazine. Back in Taiwan in 2015, I first cofounded a news website called “The Reporter”, focusing on in-depth report. Later I participated in founding a live-streaming talk show on public policy, called “Talk to Taiwan”. This show has a lot innovation including the format and visual design and was featured in Monocle, an international magazine. This talk aims to use my personal experiences to discuss the changing media environment in Taiwan.

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Chang Tieh-chih is a writer and an influential public intellectual in Taiwan as well as in Hong Kong and Mainland China. His work has covered a wide range of topics from popular culture, rock music, to politics and social movement. He is the author of several books, and frequently writes in major newspapers and magazines in Taiwan and across the Chinese-speaking world. Previously, Chang was a Ph.D candidate in political science at Columbia University in New York. He also taught and lectured at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University in Taiwan. In addition to being a prolific writer, he has been the chief editor of a leading culture magazine in Hong Kong and the founding editor of Bloomberg Businessweek (Hong Kong/Taiwan edition). In 2015, he has co-founded a media organization called “The Reporter” and is now serving as the host and chief editor of a new TV program called “Talk to Taiwan” focusing on public policy.

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