Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China

Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China : A Case Study of the Beijing Youth Daily

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Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China investigates Chinese news production and content, as well as the main factors that have caused significant changes to Chinese newspapers over the past three decades. By conducting an in-depth study of a particular leading newspaper group in China, Beijing Youth Daily, Zhang identifies and analyzes essential changes in press structure, news organization, and the role of journalists, thus revealing the relations between the global and local, external and internal influences, the Party-state and the media, and the media and the market. This is the first comprehensive study of news making at both macro and micro levels in China. It provides up-to-date empirical data analysis on the operation and practices of transforming Chinese newspapers; offers a tool to form, clarify, and refine concepts on media globalization and journalism in developing countries like China; and serves as a reference point for policy makers, media practitioners, academics, and students who engage in journalism studies, Chinese studies, media management, and globalization studies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 156 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 charts, 5 graphs
  • 0739184636
  • 9780739184639

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Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China provides insights into the relationship between globalization, Chinese media policy and the special organizational characteristics and practices of the local press in China through a comprehensive case study and policy analysis...Zhang has created an inspired globalization impact model in the context of the Chinese local press...Zhang's vertical analysis model of globalization impact is inspiring, well designed and could be easily adopted for other case studies in China. It has actually broken fresh ground and provided a different lens to understand how globalization impacts on the process of news-making through institutional, organizational and individual ideological changes. Readers who are interested in media and globalization studies, Chinese media policy and Chinese media industries will benefit from reading this book. China Information Zhang's book is an important contribution to our knowledge of how globalization is altering the press of an emerging world power, with serious implications for global media. She analyzes the multiple levels of influence on the local press in China, from ideology to global ethics, and provides an insightful case study of the Beijing Youth Daily. I recommend this book to anyone interested in globalization and the future of Chinese news media. -- Stephen J. A. Ward, University of Oregon-Portland Zhang provides valuable rare insights, both as an insider and as an academic, into how one particular pioneering Beijing local newspaper has changed since China started to open up to the world in the early 1980s. A must read for students of Chinese media, communication, and Chinese Studies. -- Xiaoling Zhang, University of Nottingham Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China is a thoughtful, detailed, and hugely significant up-to-date account of the implications of globalization for Chinese local newspapers in the age of digital journalism, market socialism, and the emergence of China as a world power. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the de-westernization of journalism studies. It will likely and deservedly become a classic text. -- Bob Franklin, Cardiff Universityshow more

About Shixin Ivy Zhang

Shixin Ivy Zhang is assistant professor of journalism studies at the School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Acknowledgments List of figures Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Impact of globalization on the institution Chapter 3 Impact of globalization on the organization Chapter 4 Impact of globalization on the newsroom Chapter 5 Impact of globalization on the routine Chapter 7 Conclusion Bibliography About the authorshow more