THE IMPACT OF “CITIZEN JOURNALISM” ON CHINESE MEDIA AND SOCIETY

@article{Xin2010THEIO,
  title={THE IMPACT OF “CITIZEN JOURNALISM” ON CHINESE MEDIA AND SOCIETY},
  author={Xin Xin},
  journal={Journalism Practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={333 - 344}
}
  • X. Xin
  • Published 8 July 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journalism Practice
This paper discusses the political and social implications of the rise of “citizen journalism” (CJ) in China, a country where mainstream media are still under tight control while social conflicts are intensifying and nationalistic sentiments are exacerbating. The impact of CJ on mainstream journalism (MJ) and public participation is mostly discussed in respect of Western democratic societies. We know little about CJ and its political and social impact in nondemocratic societies like China. This… 

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