JOURNALIST-SOURCE RELATIONS The case of Taiwan correspondents in China
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摘要This article examines the news work of Taiwan correspondents in mainland China, focusing particularly on the issue of journalist-source relations. Drawing upon the concepts of tie strength and homophily from social network analysis, this article argues that strong and heterophilous ties play a crucial role for foreign correspondents working within a context where news information does not always flow freely. Data from in-depth interviews and a supplementary survey show that different types of source ties offer different types of information to the Taiwan correspondents. The analysis illustrates how strong ties with Chinese officials and correspondents from other countries allow Taiwan journalists to obtain the news information and clues that are of the highest value, i.e., information and clues about exclusive and/or sensitive stories. The Taiwan correspondents established such strong ties through long-term interactions and instrumental exchange. Implications of the findings for understanding the work of foreign correspondents are discussed.
著者Cheng DX, Lee FLF
期刊名稱Journalism Studies
出版年份2015
月份11
日期2
卷號16
期次6
出版社ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
頁次850 - 867
國際標準期刊號1461-670X
語言英式英語
關鍵詞China; foreign correspondents; homophily versus heterophily; news sources; strong versus weak ties; Taiwan journalists
Web of Science 學科類別Communication

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