The All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) released the China Journalism Development Report on its official website on May 16th. The report shows that from 2020 to 2021, China’s news industry became increasingly omni-media and platform-based with a higher all-round growth rate, while the growth of traditional media such as newspapers, radio and television slowed down and continued to focus on deep convergence and digital transformation.
This is the sixth annual report on the development of journalism in China released by the ACJA since 2014. According to the report, since the last report released in 2020, China’s news industry has faced opportunities and challenges in the period of in-depth media convergence. There have been some new changes and developments, which are reflected in this report as much as possible.
According to the report, in the past two years, emerging technologies, such as media platforms, data transmission, high-definition video technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G, have driven media reform and innovation. In this context, the media workforce in China is becoming younger and better educated, and more capable. China’s news sector employed approximately 1 million employees. The legitimate rights and interests of journalists have been effectively protected, the construction of journalistic professional ethics has continued to be strengthened, the scope of media social responsibility reports has been continuously expanded, and the quantitative evaluation index system has been further improved.
It is known that the State Internet Information Office, the State Administration of Radio and Television, the State Press and Publication Administration and some news media provided the latest data of 2020 and 2021 for the report. The School of Journalism of Renmin University of China undertook the drafting of this report, and the Foreign Languages Press undertook the translation and publication work. According to the ACJA, the report, originally in Chinese, will also be made available in multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.
Click here to view the full report: 2022 China Journalism Development Report.pdf
*Source: Xinhua News