Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

College of International Education

Language

English

Abstract

An experiment with 187 college students was conducted to investigate the influence of melodramatic animation on the perceived credibility of crime-related news reporting, and the role of presence in mediating this influence. The results of a path analysis showed that presence positively predicts the perceived credibility of a news report. However, the effects of melodramatic animation on viewers’ experience of presence were found to vary. Practical and ethical issues relating to the use of melodramatic animation in news reports are discussed.

Keywords

animated news, Apple Action News, credibility, experiment, path analysis, presence

Publication Date

10-2015

Source Publication Title

Journalism Studies

Volume

18

Issue

6

Start Page

787

End Page

805

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journalism Studies in October 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1461670X.2015.1087814.

DOI

10.1080/1461670X.2015.1087814

ISSN (print)

1461670X

ISSN (electronic)

14699699

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