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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 1:53pm
UPDATED : Friday, 31 August, 2012, 9:29am

DJR Digest: The growth of mainland print media

(This is the repost of Ivan's original blog entry, "Digital Journalism Review Digest 007: New fundraising model for journalism project, and the growth of mainland print media", dated Aug. 13.)


Ivan Zhai is the Social Media Editor at the South China Morning Post. Prior to his current position, Ivan spent 10 years working for the Guangzhou-based 21st Century World Herald and in the Post's Guangzhou bureau, covering Chinese politics, macroeconomics and online communities. In 2008, Ivan won an Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship. He shares his findings and thoughts on digital media, cognitive neuroscience and China on Twitter and Chinese microblogs as @ivanzhai.

When many people in English world is talking about the death of print publishing, spokesman of China's General Administration of Press and Publication told an online press release last Friday that digital publishing had not affected mainland's traditional publishing industry yet.

The statictics cited by the spokesman showed that print book/magazine/newspaper industry had published more materials and consumed more printing paper last year.



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