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Session Submission Type: Panel
Western media often portrays China, and Chinese people, as one monolithic entity devoid of individuality. But in reality, there is always a plurality of voices in any Chinese society in a historical period. This plurality has been amplified and rendered more accessible to researchers of Chinese communication due to (a) the ongoing diffusion of digital media, and (b) the rise of Chinese economy on the global stage.
However, does technological and economic growth automatically bring diverse voices of democratic deliberation, and a multiplicity of public spheres, where people from opposite political spectrum, different social class backgrounds, and various cultural/subcultural communities would all embrace the spirit of pluralism?
Do we only have plurality of noices, instead of genuine pluralism of voices? What are the empirical evidence supporting, rejecting, critiquing, or revising this working hypothesis as we begin to consider this year’s ICA conference theme “voices” in the contexts of Chinese communication?
This sponsored session by Chinese Communication Association (CCA) shall showcase studies that address the above questions.
Mapping and Explaining Gender Differences in Consuming Science and Health News: Findings From WeChat - Yilang Peng, Annenberg School for Communication / U of Pennsylvania; Lin Shi, Tsinghua U
Speaking Up on Social Media: A Moderated Medication Model of Social Media Use for News, Further News Seeking, and Political Knowledge - Bumsoo Kim, U of Alabama; Yonghwan Kim, Dongguk U; Joon Yea Lee, U of Alabama
Cooperative or Confrontational? Research on the Aggressive Responses by Chinese Foreign Ministers in Press Conferences, 1996–2016 - Feng Wu, Xi'an Jiaotong U
The Role of News Media Literacy in Predicting Personalized and Participatory News Use - Kyun Soo Kim, Chonnam National University; Md Asraful Alam, Chonnam National University; Namhee Cho, Chonnam National U
Does Social Media Context Affect Your Estimations of Media Effects? Testing Third-Person Effect in News Consumption via Online News Sites and Facebook - Sangki Lee, Arkansas Tech U
Inter-Media Agenda Setting on Air Pollution Issues: Examining Five-Years Traditional Media Agendas - Pei Zheng, Ithaca College