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Article: Deliberativeness Of Online Political Discussion: A content analysis of the Guangzhou Daily website

TitleDeliberativeness Of Online Political Discussion: A content analysis of the Guangzhou Daily website
Authors
KeywordsCitizen participation
Deliberativeness
Online discussion
Public sphere
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1461670X.asp
Citation
Journalism Studies, 2008, v. 9 n. 5, p. 759-770 How to Cite?
AbstractCitizen participation in online political debate and the Internet's effect on Chinese society have become an important research field. However, few studies so far have examined the use of interactive functions by Chinese newspaper websites to facilitate online discussion of civil issues, or the quality of public debate on the websites of Chinese online newspapers. Using the concept of the public sphere as its theoretical framework, this article aims to advance this line of inquiry through content analysis of the Guangzhou Daily website—Dayoo.com—to explore both the potential and the limits of the Internet in fostering civic engagement. Key variables measured include the quantity of posts and participants, topicality, nature of the argument (i.e. justification, complexity and civility), and responsiveness and homogeneity of contributions. Findings suggest that a political public sphere in Chinese cyberspace is emerging at the incipient stage, where the quality of discourse has reached a certain level but is not yet mature in terms of the complexity of dialogue and the exposure to disagreement.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60842
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.044
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dc.contributor.authorZhou, Xen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, YYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPeng, ZMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:20:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:20:02Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournalism Studies, 2008, v. 9 n. 5, p. 759-770en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1461-670Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60842-
dc.description.abstractCitizen participation in online political debate and the Internet's effect on Chinese society have become an important research field. However, few studies so far have examined the use of interactive functions by Chinese newspaper websites to facilitate online discussion of civil issues, or the quality of public debate on the websites of Chinese online newspapers. Using the concept of the public sphere as its theoretical framework, this article aims to advance this line of inquiry through content analysis of the Guangzhou Daily website—Dayoo.com—to explore both the potential and the limits of the Internet in fostering civic engagement. Key variables measured include the quantity of posts and participants, topicality, nature of the argument (i.e. justification, complexity and civility), and responsiveness and homogeneity of contributions. Findings suggest that a political public sphere in Chinese cyberspace is emerging at the incipient stage, where the quality of discourse has reached a certain level but is not yet mature in terms of the complexity of dialogue and the exposure to disagreement.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1461670X.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournalism Studiesen_HK
dc.subjectCitizen participation-
dc.subjectDeliberativeness-
dc.subjectOnline discussion-
dc.subjectPublic sphere-
dc.titleDeliberativeness Of Online Political Discussion: A content analysis of the Guangzhou Daily websiteen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1461-670X&volume=Vol 9&spage=Pg 759&epage=770 &date=2008&atitle=Deliberativeness+Of+Online+Political+Discussion---a+Content+Analysis+Of+The+Guangzhou+Daily+Websiteen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, YY: yychan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChan, YY=rp00575en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14616700802207771-
dc.identifier.hkuros153966en_HK

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