A Study on the Communication Mechanism for Publishing and Producing News on Mobile Devices

Ruhan Zhao, Lili Zhao


This study explores the communication mechanism for publishing and producing news through analyzing mediums such as Microblog, WeChat and, in particular, the mobile app, TouTiao. The results of this study show that the status and practice of professional journalism and gatekeepers are being phased out of news production. Adversely, algorithms and technology are taking their place at the center of the circle of news production.


Microblog; WeChat and TouTiao; Gatekeeper; Professional Journalism; Hyper commercialism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25200/BJR.v12n1.2016.939

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