Understanding local correspondents for Hakka TV: A perspective of news selection and organization


Hui-Wen Liu


Hakka TV, local correspondent, newsroom


This research aims at how local correspondents of the Hakka TV make news decision, and their recognition about the newsroom mechanism. By interviewing six active local correspondents, this article shows three main findings. First, the Hakka TV news has already broken out the routinized report convention, and tries to re-contextualize events. Second, under the newsroom mechanism, Hakka TV news tends to explore news in a structural way. Finally, local correspondents ask for more autonomous role on reporting which is, however, not totally taken-for-granted by the newsroom editors. In addition, this research also finds that journalists in Hakka TV connect to each other more closely than those in commercial channels.