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

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

TitleChina week on the BBC: the media making knowledge and writing history
AuthorsHarrison, M.
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.

KeywordsBBC, China Week
JournalChina Media Research
Journal citation3 (1), pp. 17-25
ISSN1556-889X
YearJan 2007
FileHarrison_2007_final_published.pdf
Web address (URL)http://www.chinamediaresearch.net/vol3no1/Article_3_Mark_Harrison.pdf
Publication dates
PublishedJan 2007

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