Motivations, Roles, and Digital Technology

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This chapter focuses on the micro-individual level and examines a new breed of Chinese war correspondents, their role perceptions and the impact of ICTs. In the globalizing and convergent world, this new breed is neither traditionally Chinese in their approach nor Western in their perceptions but uniquely pragmatic in negotiating a complex mix of identities, motivations, corporate influences, and state interests. Chinese war correspondents perceive their roles as objective reporter, interpreter, propagandist, and diplomat. They use satellite phones and Google Earth as new reporting tools. Multi-platform reporting is adopted for the purpose of disseminating news to the widest audience and market branding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
ISSN (Print)2662-7922
ISSN (Electronic)2662-7930


  • Chinese war correspondents
  • ICTs
  • Motivations
  • Role perceptions
  • War reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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