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Consuming news in Chinese cyberspace: a case study

Tang, Lijun ORCID: 2013. Consuming news in Chinese cyberspace: a case study. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 27 (5) , pp. 740-751. 10.1080/10304312.2013.772114

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The Internet brings about ‘new media power’, which transforms the power dynamics associated with traditional mainstream media. This form of power has largely been associated with a (co)producer perspective, which stresses that ordinary Internet users are able to participate in news production. In many cases, however, Internet users merely read news online and may leave comments. Instead of contributing to news production, these comments are likely to reflect how news is consumed. Does online news consumption also have power implications? Using a case study from China, this paper examines newsreaders' consumption of online news in a network consisting of news websites, discussion forums and blogs. It argues that this networked consumption gives active readers a strong voice and thus power.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1030-4312
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:36

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