Conclusion: retrospect and prospect

Shixin Zhang, Jing Meng

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This concluding chapter of Digital Journalism in China argues that disruption theory can partially explain what has occurred in the news industry in China. Looking ahead, the state-media-market-technology nexus will likely continue to grow more complex and mutually influential. The Party media and/or central state-owned media will probably maintain their leading position with concentration of resources, whereas the challenges confronting the local market-driven media outlets may be sustained or even grow, prompting perhaps even failure and retreat from the market except in the case of a few influential media. It is hoped that digital technologies (ICTs) will bridge the gap between the new entrants and the incumbents, the new digital native and legacy media, the newsroom and the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Journalism in China
EditorsShixin Ivy Zhang
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781003247579
ISBN (Print)9781003247579
Publication statusPublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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