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Assessing Media Exemplars and Shifting Journalistic Paradigms: A Survey Study of China’s Journalists
Unformatted Document Text:  21 Analysis The analysis focuses on 420 Shanghai journalists. It consists of three parts. The first part involves examining the media exemplar assessment variables. The second part examines the relationships between these variables and those on journalistic roles and desired training in journalism. The third part is aimed to explore routes of influences. However, the 2002 cohort data were analyzed in order to address questions that cannot be fully addressed with a single cross-sectional survey, particularly the degree to which journalists’ evaluations of the selected media exemplars are widely shared and the configuration of such evaluations is stable enough to indicate the influences of alternative paradigms. While the basic analytical strategy involves mean comparisons, multi-group structural equation modeling (SEM) was employed to fit a model of confirmatory factor analysis on media exemplar assessments. Multiple regression models were estimated to explore the correlates of media exemplar assessments. Results Media Exemplar Assessments Table 1 shows the means and standard deviations of respondents’ assessments of the 12 media outlets. To facilitate an overall interpretation, the descriptive statistics of the three indices are shown in the table as well. Clearly lending support to H 1 , the data show that Shanghai journalists render different evaluations to Party-organ and elite foreign media. To subject such differences to formal tests, a series of one-sample t-tests using the mid-point of the scale as the criterion were conducted. The evidence shows a

Authors: Pan, Zhongdang. and Chan, Joseph Man.
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Analysis
The analysis focuses on 420 Shanghai journalists. It consists of three parts. The
first part involves examining the media exemplar assessment variables. The second part
examines the relationships between these variables and those on journalistic roles and
desired training in journalism. The third part is aimed to explore routes of influences.
However, the 2002 cohort data were analyzed in order to address questions that
cannot be fully addressed with a single cross-sectional survey, particularly the degree to
which journalists’ evaluations of the selected media exemplars are widely shared and the
configuration of such evaluations is stable enough to indicate the influences of alternative
paradigms. While the basic analytical strategy involves mean comparisons, multi-group
structural equation modeling (SEM) was employed to fit a model of confirmatory factor
analysis on media exemplar assessments. Multiple regression models were estimated to
explore the correlates of media exemplar assessments.
Results
Media Exemplar Assessments
Table 1 shows the means and standard deviations of respondents’ assessments of
the 12 media outlets. To facilitate an overall interpretation, the descriptive statistics of
the three indices are shown in the table as well. Clearly lending support to H
1
, the data
show that Shanghai journalists render different evaluations to Party-organ and elite
foreign media. To subject such differences to formal tests, a series of one-sample t-tests
using the mid-point of the scale as the criterion were conducted. The evidence shows a


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