How the Market is Changing China's News

How the Market is Changing China's News : The Case of Xinhua News Agency

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This book provides a micro-analysis of the impact of marketisation and globalization on China's media system over the last three decades with a focus on Xinhua News Agency - one of the most influential propaganda apparatuses of the Chinese Communist Party. It investigates not only Xinhua itself, but also its evolving relations with news sources, media clients and other social more

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  • Hardback | 175 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 20mm | 421.84g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739150952
  • 9780739150955
  • 2,112,281

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Dr. Xin is the world's foremost scholarly expert on the history and contemporary operations of the Chinese national and international news agency, Xinhua. Her comprehensive and critical analysis will be an enduring source of information about an institution that now ranks among the most powerful of the world's media. This major intellectual accomplishment draws not only on Dr. Xin's keen scholarship but also on her direct, personal knowledge of the agency. -- Joseph Oliver Boyd-Barrett, director, School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University Using China's national news agency, Xinhua, as a case study, this dissertation-cum-book provides a microanalysis of the impact of marketization and globalization on China's media system over three decades. Xin (Univ. of Manchester, London, UK) details Xinhua's history and its interactions with national, local, and international structures, looking at changes not just to Xinhua but also to journalistic practices relative to investigative reporting, news values (e.g., timeliness), and paid journalism. Though repetitive at times, the study does a credible job pulling together much information in a well-organized format. The author interviewed about a hundred editors, reporters, and academics in three cities on the mainland and in Hong Kong, Macau, and London, and used Xinhua News Agency yearbooks as her primary sources. Though she worked for Xinhua for two years, Xin does not seem to draw on those experiences in her analysis. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. CHOICEshow more

About Xin Xin

Dr Xin Xin is Senior Research Fellow of the China Media Center, the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster, London. She also teaches graduates and undergraduates in the University's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her work has appeared in Media, Culture & Society, Global Media and Communication, Javnost - The Public; Journalism Practice, Sport in Society; Journal of African Media Studies and a number of edited volumes. Before embarking on an academic career, she worked as a journalist for several years in Xinhua News Agency's Beijing more

Table of contents

Abstract Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Globalization and its Interpretation in the Chinese Context Chapter 3: A Historical Account of Xinhua Chapter 4: Structural Change at National Level Chapter 5: Structural Change at Local Level Chapter 6: Structural Change at International Level Chapter 7: Conclusion: Structural Change and its Implications for Chinese Journalismshow more

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