Nairui Xu

PhD student

Research Interests

The aim of my research is to investigate the performace of mainstream media in reporting the group events in China. In terms of the sociological accounts, firstly, breakthrough the role of mouthpiece of the governement, if the mainstream media should broaden its function in acknowledging the public; secondly, facing with the rapid emerging of alternative Internet-based media, what are the necessities for the mainstream media to claim its professionalism in constructing the social reality. Additionally, under what circumstance, the journalistic professionalism can be maintained or negotiated? In this research, interview and journalistic ethnography will be applied for 6 months in a Chinese online newsroom.