Conflicts between Tizhiwai Journalists and Media Organizations
Dr. Chen Yang is an associate professor of School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China, and a research fellow of News and Social Development Research Center at Renmin University of China. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This paper is financially supported by the National Innovation Institute of Philosophy and Social Science for Journalism and Communication Research, “Project 985” at Renmin University of China.
School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China
With the research focus on “tizhiwai” (outside-the-system) journalists, this study attempts to understand how media organizations discipline and domesticate them and how they challenge established media routines. Due to the identity difference, it is comparatively uneasy for tizhiwai journalists to cultivate loyalty to media organizations. With the eager for social influence, some of tizhiwai journalists result in unprofessional activities and have to leave media organizations or surrender to accept the domestication.