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Journalism in the digital age: Transformation and convergence in China
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explores how Chinese digital journalism transformation in the context of

media convergence. The research asks the following questions: How is the Chinese

journalism transforming according to the changes of journalism production and users’

consumption in the digital era? Is there any difference between traditional journalism

and digital journalism considering the journalistic quality in China? How does digital

journalism influence the work situation of Chinese journalists? The research was

conducted by mix qualitative and quantitative design and it is based on 8 in-depth

interviews with Chinese journalists and an online questionnaire (n=300) on

consumers. By conducting these two different kinds of empirical data, it could present

the reaction of digital journalism transformation from both journalists and users.

Based on the theoretical framework of media convergence and journalistic quality, the

analysis was carried out on three levels: A) Chinese journalism transformation during

the media convergence; B) Journalistic quality within the Chinese journalism industry;

C) The impact of digital journalism on journalists work situation. The main results

showed that digital transformation is under the media convergence trend in China.

From Chinese users’ side, the consumption of digital journalism production is

accessible and traditional journalism was more trustworthy than digital journalism.

From Chinese journalists’ side, the journalistic production in traditional journalism

has the journalistic quality which is more accurate and authoritative. In the digital era,

the journalists working life were busy and the new media workers were more stressed

than journalists in traditional media organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 110
Keywords [en]
Journalism, Digitization, Transformation, Media Convergence, Journalistic Quality, Work Situation, China
National Category
Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388426OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-388426DiVA, id: diva2:1333109
Subject / course
Digital Media
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
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Available from: 2019-07-01 Created: 2019-06-30 Last updated: 2019-07-01Bibliographically approved

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