(i) What is the role of social media within Chinese public organizations to share information?
(ii) What is the effect of socialmediaaffordances on information sharing in Chinese public organizations?
The paper is structured as follows: We provide the details for the theory of affordance and propose five affordances of social media in public organizational context ( Section 2 ). After presenting the methodology ( Section 3 ), we discuss the findings based on the affordance theory ( Section 4 ). Then, the paper concludes ( Section 5 ) by
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A Comparison of Younger and Older Journalists’ Newsgathering Practices on Social Media
Petter Bae Brandtzaeg and María Ángeles Chaparro Domínguez
, professional work. A common comment was: “I will not do it too often because I do not want to spam my Facebook friends with news” (Anna, 23). These findings may support the work of Djerf-Pierre, Ghersetti and Hedman (2016) , who found a noticeable decline in journalists’ valuations of socialmediaaffordances from 2012 to 2014.
Despite these findings of younger journalists being reluctant to share news and brand themselves in social media, the various ways in which younger journalists embrace more and different online public spheres than older journalists might imply a