Mass Media and Tiananmen Square

Mass Media and Tiananmen Square

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What took place Tiananmen Square was a dramatic conflict. And it was, to a great extent, a media-aided conflict. Without the active involvement of both the Chinese national news media and the international news media, the conflict could never have reached such a magnitude and cast such an extensive impact on the Chinese people and on people around the world. This book adopts a theoretical framework that combines the following lines: the general social environment in which the conflict occurred and the news media operated; the societal, ideological, organisational and professional factors that influenced the news media's operations; and the interaction between the news media and the conflict. This book concentrates on the following areas to examine the effects of the news media on the movement: 1) the goals, strategies and discourse of the movement; 2) legitimisation or de-legitimisation of the movement; 3) information provision; 4) messages as signals for actions; and 5) people's attitudes.An emotional essay written by famous writer Bing Xin, with the headline aquot;If They Are Parents of the People, They Should Save My Children, aquot; said: These [the two phrases in the headline] are the couplets I saw on an temple in Yantai when I wasanbsp;...

Title:Mass Media and Tiananmen Square
Author:Zhou He
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers - 1996-01-01


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