The Storyful Podcast
About This Show
Welcome to The Storyful Podcast. In this series, we hope to address the issues around journalism and news coverage in the 21st century.
Storyful is a global news agency, verifying UGC news and trending video for media clients 24/7.
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Most Recent Episode
Chinese Social Media: An Introduction to the Basics and Challenges of Navigating the Chinese Internet
4 days ago
For Western journalists, the Chinese internet might seem like an impenetrable landscape upon first glance, with linguistic challenges and copyright infringement popping up at every turn. Furthermore, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – the typical go-to trinity for finding user-generated content – are blocked in mainland China, and even services like Weibo, China's homegrown version of Twitter, are no longer as popular as they were five years ago.
But while finding and verifying videos from the world's most populous nation can certainly pose a challenge, a little time spent familiarizing yourself with the current social networks of the region (as well as useful translation software) can go a long way. In this edition of the Storyful podcast, Esther Chan, Jeremy Blum and Sophia Xu from our Hong Kong office chime in with a basic introduction on the ins and outs of Weibo, WeChat and Miaopai, as well as a deeper discussion on the evolution of Mainland China's ever-changing social media scene.