annotated bibliography : the relationship between Japanese media and Japanese government.

I’m trying to study for my Writing course and I need some help to understand this question.

Students will submit an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a list of references, with each reference followed by a summary (annotation) of the referenced work. The following is an example of one entry in an annotated bibliography.

In your bibliography, summarize the elements of an article (or another source) that are most applicable to your research topic.

Research Topic: the relationship between Japanese media and Japanese government.

You can explain in your summaries how each source is relevant to your work. You also need to indicate the source type. In this assignment you need to summarize at least 8 entries with a mix of source types (e.g., general news, peer-reviewed articles or reports).

You CAN’T “double-dip” an entry; that is, use it in any of your journal submissions and in this assignment.


Bamman, D., O’Connor, B., & Smith, N. (2012). Censorship and deletion practices in Chinese social media. First Monday, 17(3).

Summary: Bamman, O’Connor, and Smith (2012) studied “soft” censorship on the most widely- used China-based social media site, Sina Weibo. The authors found several patterns of content being censored on this Chinese digital platform. They included (1) Chinese authorities use external social media sites like Twitter to find out about what phrases to censor, (2) users can occasionally publish politically sensitive messages that may or may not be deleted later, and (3)

the rate of deleted posts varies across regions in the country with provinces in rural areas are much stricter than others.

This source is directly related to my research topic (China’s censorship of the media) because it focuses on social media censorship. This source is peer-reviewed.

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