The NTU Journalism Institute was officially founded in 1991, modeled after the Columbia University Journalism School and aimed to provide holistic practical journalism training in Taiwan. It was firmly believed that to become outstanding journalists required not only practical techniques but also analytical ability and critical thinking. Thus the NTU Journalism Institute made these our goals and endeavor to place equal emphasis on theoretical and practical education in our curriculum.
While the Columbia Journalism School primarily provides intensive one-year practical journalism education, the NTU Journalism Institute features a two-year graduate program focusing both on academic and pragmatic courses. In order to prepare students for Taiwan’s rapidly changing media environment, since 1997 our graduate program has been operating on a dual-track system, that is, the research track and the professional track.
We recruit senior and award-winning professionals from news media industries to instruct students the most current and hands-on professional knowledge. Our faculties on professional tracks have been assisting many students with their in-depth reports and master thesis, in collaboration with our faculties on academic tracks who provide solid theoretical background and insightful perspectives for students’ thesis.
On the research track, our faculties have variety of academic interests and research concentrations. Professor Tai-Li Wang focuses on political communication (particularly computer/Web/social media mediated), television news sensationalism, and new media. Professor Chin-Hua Chang specialises in critical mass communication theories, multiculturalism, and feminism. Professor Lih-Yun Lin’s expertise comprises comparative analyses of communication systems, communication history, and sociology of media. Professor Ling-Ling Ku devotes to areas such as media management, communication technology, and cyber communication. Professor Chen-Ling Hung concentrates on political economy of communication, media regulations, and globalisation. Professor Chao-Chen Lin places research emphasis on investigative journalism, data journalism, and disaster journalism.