The Ways to Improve Television News Quality – A Study of Television News Reporting Pornography, Violence and Sensationalism


Niann Chung Tsai


Due to competition of media industry, television news has become a battlefield for those television stations that attempt to earn profit. In order to promote rating, there are a lot of TV news content reporting pornography, violence, and sensationalism. Though TV audience is attracted by those content, the quality of TV news is hurt.

This study explores the phenomena of TV news reporting pronograph, violence and sensationalism. The study is trying to find solutions to improve the situation.

The following research methods such as focus group discussion, telephone survey, review of literature and in-depth interview with professionals were employed in this study.

The conclusion of this research indicates that to improve television news quality needs audience monitoring. In addition, all television news workers must follow ethical codes and must have professional attitudes.