Powerful institutions are often regarded as the primary news definers. However, in contemporary China, this is not always true. Using the Hepatitis B epidemic as a case study, I find that the news construction on this issue does not totally grant privilege to the political establishment. Rather, in the news battle of making HBV into a social problem, especially surrounding the topic of discrimination, grassroots NGO activists, as important policy entrepreneurs, not only affect the construction of media agenda but also successfully change the state’s policy.
|Publication status||Published - 22 May 2015|
|Event||ICA 2015 - 65th Annual International Communication Association Conference: Communication Across the Life Span - San Juan, Puerto Rico|
Duration: 21 May 2015 → 25 May 2015
|Conference||ICA 2015 - 65th Annual International Communication Association Conference|
|Period||21/05/15 → 25/05/15|