A History of the Epoch Times
The Epoch Times is an international publication started by John Tang, a Chinese American, in 2000. Founders are opposing the censorship in and communist government of China. They are objective, independent, and concerned with the public good. That's why it is banned by the Chinese government and briefly by Malaysia - under pressure by China.
The Epoch Times group had grown into one of the largest Chinese-language news groups outside of China by 2003, with editions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, San Francisco, Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver, and Taipei. The first English edition was released online in September 2003, with the first print edition following in 2004. The headquarters are in New York City.
The Core Activity of the Epoch Times
It runs a number of digital platforms, including websites, mobile apps, and social media sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, in addition to producing traditional print newspapers. By providing up-to-date news coverage on global issues like politics, economics, society, and culture—often through exclusive interviews with significant figures like the Dalai Lama or other prominent public figures—as well as investigative reports into important subjects like human rights violations or corruption scandals that would otherwise go unreported, it has been able to reach more readers globally than ever before.
In 2008, David Ownby, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the Université de Montréal, wrote: "Epoch Times is a newspaper with a mission, that of reporting on issues bearing on human rights, “which supports what has been mentioned earlier.
The Epoch’s Awards
It plays an active role in raising awareness about these topics throughout Asia and other parts of the world. It ran an investigative series covering human rights abuses by the Chinese government, which gained international attention and some awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in 2012.
It has also won other awards, including the Ethnic Press Media Award and Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, the Newspaper Excellence Award and the Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada’s award in 2013, the Ippies Award in 2015, the Award of Excellence and Journalism Design Award in 2017, as well as The Newswomen’s Club of New York award, most of which were for feature writing, photography, design, and journalistic quality.
Financial of The Epoch
The Epoch Times' financial success stems from the sale of its multimedia goods, including various books, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, websites, audio recordings, and other multimedia products now available around the world and on its website, epochshop.com. This revenue stream contributes to the sustainability of a financial model that allows for personnel investments, such as reporters and editors, as well as research and development for new products or services related to news delivery.
Advertising revenue also greatly contributes to the Epoch Times' overall financial health. Advertisers understand that they may reach a large number of loyal readers while also displaying their support for independent media.