Taipei, Taiwan's Central News Agency has launched a program that will give undergraduate college students who wish to work in journalism a chance to be posted in CNA's overseas bureaus and learn from the agency's seasoned correspondents, CNA President Chang Jui-chang (???) said Friday.
The first phase of the program "A�'m An Overseas Correspondent" involved former CNA correspondents, including some who later became managers, visiting 30 colleges and universities across the country to share their experiences with students, Chang said.
In May, internships and workshops will be offered across the country to select student candidates to be sent abroad to learn and gather experience from CNA's overseas correspondents, Chang noted.
Chang made the announcement during a speech at CNA's 94th anniversary celebration held at the news agency's headquarters in Taipei.
The event was attended by many of CNA's personnel and retired colleagues and also by Japan's Kyodo Public Relations Chairman Hisafumi Koga.
Speaking at the event, CNA Chairman Liu Ka-shiang (???) said he will adhere to the responsibilities of journalism, and work hard to carry out his duties.
The Central News Agency was founded on April 1, 1924 and has developed into an international news organization with more than 20 overseas correspondents and cooperation with many other major news agencies around the globe.
Originally considered a state-news agency, in 1996, CNA was transformed into a publicly owned, independently run legal entity in accordance with a statute passed by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by Taiwan's president, enabling it to more adequately serve its mission of being the country's national news agency for the media and general public, both at home and abroad.
As Taiwan's national news agency, CNA has earned a reputation as the leader of the country's media. Besides providing news in Chinese, CNA also offers coverage in English, Japanese and Spanish.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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