Top Ten Chinese Media Events of 2006 – Xiaode

ESWN has translated a blog post by Xiaode listing the top ten media events of 2006:

I was just reviewing the preamble that I wrote five years ago. I went from wandering along the fringe of the media industry to immersing myself in it, and I can feel all the sentiments associated with the comings and goings in the industry. I have many thoughts. Over the past five years, the media environment has undergone a great deal of change, and our individual fates have fluctuated as well.

Specifically for 2006, the biggest sentiment has to be the gradual demise of traditional media. This demise cannot be simply attributed to the rise of Internet-based media. The Internet-based media are still just superficial and noisy. They may do well in the longer term, but at the moment they are unable to assume the moral responsibility that media should assume. They can offer quick pops, but they do not evoke ideas; they can increase interaction, but the results are shallow and superficial. [Full text]

– The original Chinese text is here.

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