The political and social implications of that decision are still unfolding as the Chinese government, media, and public adapt to the new information environment. In detailed case studies, the authors describe how the media is reshaping itself from a propaganda mouthpiece into an agent of watchdog journalism, how politicians are reacting to increased scrutiny from the media, and how television, newspapers, magazines, and Web-based news sites navigate the cross-currents between the open marketplace and the CCP censors.
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Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism.
These two stories are indicative of the sea changes that have taken place in the media in the PRC over the last three decades. Commercially run media outlets that try to meet the expectations of the audience have emerged since the s, as the state subsidy to official media was drastically reduced or stopped entirely.
Attempts, such as these, to report real news show a very different face of the media from its stereotypic role of being the throat and tongue of the Chinese Communist Party during the pre-reform era.
However, their freedom to report real news is very much a negotiated one within the party-state apparatus in an ongoing contest between the desire to control and the wish to monitor wrongdoings.
Free from academic jargon and providing ample historical and institutional background information, the book is highly accessible as intelligent reading for those who are not China-watching specialists.
Students of Chinese studies, particularly of the media, will find the multiple cases documented in the book a useful resource. This exploration is conducted with the perspective that the totalitarian regime run by the Chinese Communist Party is battling for its survival against the power of citizens and journalists armed with the Internet and unleashed by the commercialization of the media.
Apart from the introductory chapter, three of the ten chapters discuss print newspapers, television, and the Internet Shirk, chapters 2, 4, and 9, respectively. Written mainly by academics and journalists in the United States and China, the book manages to maintain a fairly consistent style and standard.
The exception perhaps is chapter 8 Shirk; Daniela Stockmannwhich, in reporting a survey of media use among Beijing residents during the anti-Japanese protest, uses social sciences quantitative methods and, therefore, seems a little out of place in terms of style and content.
For the busy reader, the thirty-seven-page introductory chapter by the editor provides a compact overview of the key issues and changes discussed in the rest If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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