Department of Journalism
This study used the dual-coding hypothesis to examine how melodramatic animation in crime news reports affects news learning among older children in Hong Kong. In total, 74 older children (mean age = 15.3) were exposed to news videos that either did or did not include melodramatic animation. The results showed that melodramatic animation helped the participants learn the news. The social implications of the results are discussed.
Adolescence, animated news, experiment, learning, news effect
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Cheng, K., & Lo, W. (2018). Melodramatic animation in crime news and news information learning. Journalism. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884918776747