How #MeToo China Inspired a User-Generated Model of Investigative Journalism
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How #MeToo China Inspired a User-Generated Model of Investigative Journalism

GIJN |
September 18, 2018

As the Chinese Communist Party tightens its grip on the news media, investigative journalism has suffered a heavy toll, disappearing from China’s newsrooms.


But the recent outpouring of #MeToo exposés in China has signaled the emergence of a new genre of investigative journalism that is marked by user-generated content, with professional journalists serving as aggregators and fact-checkers, in addition to performing traditional tasks such as deep reporting and writing.  

The new form of #MeToo investigative journalism has thrived in China partly due to high internet penetration and flourishing social media, which have offered multiple platforms for information dissemination by citizens.

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