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China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism
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China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism (Paperback)

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This lively book explores individual and societal changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese journalists. China's media are central to public life in the most populous nation on earth, and have also become increasingly relevant to communication and understanding on a global scale. Through a series of engaging oral histories, Judy Polumbaum puts a human face on vital political and philosophical issues of freedom of expression and information that will shape China's future. The author's extended and frank conversations with journalists from a range of news outlets reveal diversity, passion, humor, and optimism that belie the stereotype of journalists as cogs in a rigidly controlled machine. Neither dissidents nor paragons but rather people working day in and day out within China's existing and evolving media, these talented and ambitious reporters open new windows to understanding Chinese journalism and intellectual life. Some of their tales could happen only in China; others will resonate with readers everywhere. As the first book to explore experiences and ideas of everyday journalists who are helping to shape their rapidly changing country, this unique and timely work will appeal to all those interested in China's dynamic society.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesPress & journalism Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 29/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9780742556683  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Judy Polumbaum is a former newspaper reporter. She is currently professor of journalism and mass communication at The University of Iowa. Along with Gao Yuan, she cowrote Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution and Lure the Tiger Out of the Mountains: The Thirty-six Stratagems of Ancient China. Xiong Lei spent 25 years as a reporter and editor for China Features, an English-language feature service of Xinhua News Agency. She is an environmental writer and consultant in Beijing.

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