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Talk Radio, the Mainstream Press, and Public Opinion in Hong Kong

Francis L.F. Lee


Phone-in programs on public and commercial radio channels have been a staple of popular Hong Kong politics since the 1990s. In the absence of a fully democratic system, they have played an influential role in channeling and mediating public opinion. This work examines the phenomenon of talk radio in Hong Kong, using as its analytical framework the idea of remediation. It argues that the circulation and re-circulation of talk radio content through the mainstream media is crucial in explaining the medium's social prominence and influence. The process has not only widened the dissemination of tal ... More

Keywords: Phone-in programs, Hong Kong, Politics, Democracy, Public opinion, Radio, Free political expression, Media studies, Newspaper, Public Affairs, Government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208579
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis L.F. Lee, author
Head of the Graduate Division at the School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong