Here are some great blogs/sites for research on the Chinese internet and media.
China Digital Times – Frequently updated news source about China issues maintained by UC-Berkeley journalism program.
China Media Project – Great analysis and commentary on Chinese media by a group of researchers from Hong Kong University, led by David Bandurski (@cmphku)
EastSouthWestNorth – Good digest of Chinese media, social, and cultural information by Roland Song.
Danwei – Good thematic blog about Chinese Internet, media, and social issues (@danwei)
Shanghaiist – Shanghai news, arts & events
Tea Leaf Nation – E-magazine maintained by a group of China watchers (@tealeafnation)
China Law Blog – China law and business. Lively discussion of Chinese socioeconomic issues.
China Hearsay – China law, business, and economics commentary maintained by Stan Abrams (@chinahearsay)
Rectified Name – A few China watchers’ group blog
Digital China, From Philly – UPenn Communication & Sociology professor Dr. Guobin Yang’s blog
CoolKnowledge – Translated works by China media researcher Hu Yong (@huyong)