This study investigates the relationships among news media use, political knowledge, and participation. Drawing on 1993 and 2003 Taiwan Social Change Surveys, the study links time spent on news media and political news use to changes in political knowledge and participation, XXXX only television news use is found to be predictive. Data analyses also show that the relationships among news media use, political knowledge, and political participation were stable for the decade. That is, they were not affected by the change of political climate, mainly the power shift of ruling parties and the evolution of a bigger media environment between 1993 and 2003. More important, watch television news may contribute to political behavior. In other words, exposure to television and newspaper news increases political knowledge. Television news nay serve better than newspapers, however, to facilitate political mobilization.