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NCCU Media Ecology Course – 21st Century Journalism and Fake News

by Ernest Harry

Fake news merits readers’ vigilance! For investors or consumers around the world, false propaganda campaigns are not an abstract concern. This course will explore the role of journalism in truth and falsehood.

Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Digitization changing the mode of transmission, and the popularity of the Internet and mobile devices make information transfer faster and liberty. At the same time, the difficulties of media transformation and fake news motivated by interests are becoming new challenges for the news industry.National Chengchi University M.A Program in Communication(EMA) held a seminar on Media Ecology Course on March 7th. Professor Herng Su led the EMA students to discuss the theme of “evolution of paper media, journalism in the 21st century and fake news”.

This seminar explores three academic journals, including “When the News Meets Social Media: A Study of Journalistic Practices in the Diffuse Media Field”, “Digitalization of the American Newspaper Industry: The Phantom of Reality”,”Truth is what happens to news: On Journalism, fake news, and post-truth”, guided by five EMA students and answering questions from classmates.

Media Ecology Course aims to discuss the relationship between traditional media, new media and the ecological structure of the Internet, activities and the external environment, and to consider the impact of digital media development on the economy, culture, politics and ethics. With the perspective of social ecological history, select important topics of new media and the Internet, and use phenomena, science and case studies to discuss the entire media transformation and ecological development trends.

EMA was founded in September 2001, and was renamed “National Chengchi University M.A Program in Communication” in September 2004. It is expected to establish a diversified dialogue platform such as news, advertising, public relations, radio and television, and digital video and audio, to provide a space for elites from the industry to communicate. Through media learning, communication management, advertising marketing and communication technology and other learning processes, train students to think independently and solve problems Ability to expand communication horizons and raise practice standards.

Course Information:

Date And Time: March 7, 2020, from 9 AM to 12 PM
Location: School of Communication, Chengchi University, No. 64, Section 2, Guide Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan


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National Chengchi University EMA
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