September 2, 2008

Taiwan: New Media Outlet Aims to Provide More High-Quality News

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website

A new media outlet has been established in Taipei in a bid to provide the public with more high-quality news stories.

The media outlet, "Awakening," will offer 15-25 news items to readers on a daily basis in the form of e-paper, newspaper, radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and cell phone news, the media outlet's president and editor-in-chief Lin Yi-ling said Monday [1 September].

"Awakening" will provide enlightening and in-depth news stories, said Lin, adding that its reporters will focus on the truth and will share with readers their analysis of events.

Lin presided over a ceremony Monday, Taiwan's Reporters' Day, to mark the launch of the media outlet. Also present were Government Information Office Minister Vanessa Yea-ping Shih, Central News Agency Chairman Huang Chao-sung, National Chi Nan University former President Lee Chia-tung, and ruling Kuomintang legislators Liao Cheng-ching and Ting Shou-chung.

Lee expressed the hope that "Awakening" will cover more stories featuring the positive aspects of the society rather than trivial gossipy news.

Originally published by Central News Agency website, Taipei, in English 1330 2 Sep 08.

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