China Youth Daily editorial calls for greater professionalism in Chongqing “nail house” reports – CMP
China Media Project has translated portions of an editorial in China Youth Daily criticizing domestic media’s coverage of the “nail house” story, saying the reports have been blown out of proportion. From CMP’s introduction:
The China Youth Daily editorial, written by Lu Gaofeng (ÈôÜÈ´òÂ≥∞), suggests that some media have used (or abused) coverage of the “nail house” story in Chongqing to manufacture public sympathy for the “weak” in the bottom-line pursuit of bigger audiences. Lu argues that while officials must face public and media scrutiny “pure-heartedly”, the media need to hold up their end of the bargain, namely to “preserve impartiality and cool-headedness, not playing to the gallery, not misleading the public.” Lu says also that “rational analysis” has been insufficient in coverage of the “nail house” story. [Full text]
– Read the full Chinese text here.