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Jingrong Tong - Investigative journalism and digital communication technologies in China *Friday, October 16th 9:00- 10:00 AM* https://utexas.zoom.us/s/94505767984
This talk, based on Tong’s recent publications, will discuss how digital communication technologies are contributing to limiting the space for practicing investigative journalism in China. In the current political and economic environments, the empowering potential of digital communication technologies is outperformed by the capitalization of digital platforms. A hostile political climate and the pursuit of profit have radically diminished the necessary conditions for sustaining investigative journalism.
Jingrong Tong is Senior Lecturer in Digital News Cultures at the University of Sheffield. Her current research focuses on the impact of digital technology on journalism, social media analysis, and environmental communication.
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 9:00am to 10:00amVirtual Event