This morning I learned a new vocabulary as I was drafting and editing the tutorial for our international news journalists:
Newspaper of record / Presse de référence
Newspaper of record is a term that typically refers to a major newspaper that has a large circulation and whose editorial and news-gathering functions are considered professional and typically authoritative.
Also known as a « journal of record », or by the French terms Presse de référence and de référence, the application of this term has no formal criteria and its characteristics can be variable. The category typically consists of those newspapers that are considered to meet higher standards of journalism than most print media, including editorial independence and attention to accuracy, and are usually renowned internationally. Despite changes in society, such newspapers have historically tended to maintain a similar tone, coverage, style and traditions.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspapers_of_record
Wikipedia lists many countries, each has her own brand name newspaper of record:
And it’s been proclaimed that the only three recognized Presse de référence in France are Le Parisien, Le Figaro, and Le Monde.
I doubt if Taiwan has one worthy of this title, which other international news journalists would acknowledge.