China week on the BBC: the media making knowledge and writing history

Harrison, Mark (2007) China week on the BBC: the media making knowledge and writing history. China Media Research, 3 (1). pp. 17-25. ISSN 1556-889X

[img]
Preview
PDF
Harrison_2007_final_published.pdf

Download (192kB)
Official URL: http://www.chinamediaresearch.net/vol3no1/Article_...

Abstract

In March of 2005, the British Broadcasting Corporation ran a special week of programming about China in its news and current affairs services on television and radio called “China Week”. This paper argues that the BBC was engaged in a specific task of producing knowledge about China in which a traditional commitment to media objectivity conflicted with a self-conscious interpretation of China for a British audience. The paper suggests that in this ambiguity was a failure to understand the way the BBC was writing a Chinese history or to acknowledge the ideological implications of such a task.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BBC, China Week
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:32
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/4431

Actions (login required)

Edit Item (Repository staff only) Edit Item (Repository staff only)

Downloads