This is a public lecture on the work of Dr. Joyce Nip, who focused on the exposure of a series of corrupt officials on Sina Weibo after the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, and examines the social positions of opinion leaders in these cases. The relative roles of official agencies, mainstream news media and citizens are discussed in public opinion formation in these cases.
New research at JMSC on the intersection of censorship and big data reveals that Chinese social media is an important source of real-time data on breaking events and social trends in China as well as what key words the government is using to censor the Internet.
Do you know your online media skills? Beef up your knowledge with Advanced Online Media Skills June 27-29 and a repeat Basic Online Media Skills July 4-6. These public courses are open to working journalists and like-minded professionals.