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"Chinese Journalists Bemoan Decline Of Traditional State-Run Newspapers, Rise Of State-Run New Media"

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“Reporters used to have the time to sit down, read the day’s official press release from the Central Propaganda Department, and craft a carefully written 2,000-word article describing the government’s flawless response to a massive earthquake or deadly riot,” said Zhang Li of the People’s Daily, describing the great care she and her colleagues take in upholding censorship standards. “Now, we’re given 15 minutes to whittle down a party directive on the booming economy into a single paragraph that they’ll post on our social media page in the hopes it goes viral.”

“These days, being a journalist is more about getting pageviews than it is about actually scrubbing out all the information deemed too sensitive for the masses,” she added.

Ha.