2013 Seminars


TVBS Senior Reporter and Program Producer Ms. Ying-Ting Liao

▲ This week (10/24) TVBS senior reporterand program producer Ms. Ying-TingLiao was invited to give a speech titled“Joys and Pains of News Reporters andProgram Production Skills” to students. ▲ Through a relaxed dialogue, news anchorYing-Ting briefly described how sheentered the field of news reporter as wellas her career planning.

▲ News anchor Ying-Ting expressed that the media environment in Taiwan has changed dramatically because of the excessive number of media and the negative impacts on reporting. ▲ News anchor Ying-Ting showed her holding programs “2100 All People Open Talk” and “Evening News”. She also discussed with students about the skills of news reporting, training of news reporters and news gathering ethics.

▲ News anchor Ying-Ting encouraged students to constantly remind themselves why they run for the news and not forget the original intention of entering the news station and training at school in the future. ▲ Students were interested in the topics “the Develop Training of News Reporters in Taiwan” and discussed warmly with news anchor Ying-Ting.

▲ Due to the time limit, students asked news anchor Ying-Ting to leave her contact information and answer students’ questions by email in the future. ▲Finally, she took the photos with students and reminded them again to learn eagerly and study hard.







Visiting TVBS TV Station

▲To let students understand the actual operation procedures of TV news station, students visited TVBS TV station on 11/7 and were arranged to observe the news anchor’s hourly news reporting procedures. ▲Students entered the video studio to watch the recording of the program “Female I am the Great” and observe the program production procedures, including preceding operation of recording, make-up, and on-site recording.

▲TVBS public affair section Miss Cao guided students to visit the video studio of TVBS program “2100 All People Open Talk” and explain production procedures of the live program, as well as let students experience on the anchor desk. ▲TVBS public affair section Miss Cao guided students to visit the news section and explain the operation procedures of the daily real-time news.

▲Students visited digital video studio and HD TV control room of Public TV Station (PTS). PTS public affair section staff Mr. Chen explained production procedures of the HD TV program to students. ▲Students visited the site of satellite signal emission. The staff of PTS explained to students how to receive and transmit signal.

▲The staff of PTS guided students to visit the over 100-ping-area props warehouse and explained how to decorate and dispatch the props for the programs. ▲The news section manager of PTS Mr. Ho especially introduced the PTS characteristics, operation concepts, and the differences from commercial TV stations to students. There were Q&As for students as well.








PTS Senior Photo Reporter Mr. Li-Feng Chen

▲PTS senior photojournalist Mr. Li-Feng Chen was invited on 11/14 to give a speech titled “Use Images to Tell Stories- Photography Skills and Principles”. He first showed the TV news screen that he produced the day before yesterday, and then instructed to students how to deconstruct the news screens. ▲Mr. Chen introduced his daily routine news photographic jobs. He also described the contents of news photographic jobs, and shared his experience of teaching photography at Shih Hsin University.

▲Mr. Chen encouraged students “learning by doing”. Therefore, he brought a piece of non-cheap equipment, and explained the skills of camera moving of the textbooks by the real photographic equipment. Through the real practices, students have deeper impressions of photography skills and principles. ▲Mr. Chen invited students to stand up and imitate news interview and photography. Through the imitation, he instructed students about the critical points for news interview and photography.

▲Besides using equipment to demonstrate various news interview skills, Mr. Chen also reminded students how to handle some special cases, such as the interviewee suddenly sobs or runs away. ▲Finally, Mr. Chen encouraged students whom intend to engage in journalistic jobs. Besides usual photography practices, it is helpful to observe TV news often. Students may start at the news events that they are interested in, and then analyze a piece of news about how to edit, render the screen and deconstruct the news footage.