Review: The Postech Times 86th issue
Review: The Postech Times 86th issue
  • Jaehyung Cho (ME 15)
  • 승인 2015.11.04 16:08
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The Postech Times, Good Information Source
Before I go onto my review column, I would like to thank ‘The Postech Times’ and the reporter who gave me a chance to share my opinion with the public. I was quite introverted to share my ideas. Writing this review helped me solve this problem.
I think the first page was good enough to get readers’ attention. The main news must be classified as a bad news for POSTECH. Our university’s overall ranking had fallen, but by comparing it to other famous universities including KAIST, and showing that POSTECH is in a better position the article gave a positive ending and kept the readers’ attention. Talking about the controversial shutdown policy also did a great job.
In my opinion, the best part of the news was the campus page. Articles on this page were very deeply related to students’ daily life. Especially the statistics about the internet quality and global learning program helped a lot. The internet article contained a lot of key information about POSTECH’s internet network structure and the university’s policy. In addition, by talking about the ongoing improvements, the article must have eased complains from students. I also liked the global learning program article. It answered questions many people may have about CiTE and other departments’ programs. However, I think the course evaluation article focused on the wrong theme. It compared the participation rate and score differences of each departments’. I think it would have been better if the article analyzed about the reason why the evaluation scores are getting higher and focused on the relationships between students and professors.
In the feature page, I was very happy to read the smartphone article and it was very informing. Unlike other articles that used most of the space to explain the statistics, it explained about the danger and symptoms of smartphone related syndromes. This way is much better to warn students about overusing their phones rather than only talking about the numbers. However, I think the article about fintech (financial technology) should have focused on the technology itself rather than comparing the available applications. Readers may have had a negative first impression looking at bold application names that could give an impression like an advertisement.
Looking at the newspaper, I could see the news and opinion pages are the only pages that were printed in black. The articles themselves contents are already relatively less appealing to readers. But by printing the pages in black, it makes the content graphically less interesting, too. Therefore, I think must be enforcements on these pages to draw and maintain readers’ interest. Talking about more familiar scholarly news and color printing may be examples.