Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Journalism

Language

English

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Adolescence, animated news, experiment, learning, news effect

Publication Date

2018

Source Publication Title

Journalism

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Place of Publication

UK

DOI

10.1177/1464884918776747

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1464884918776747

ISSN (print)

1464-8849

ISSN (electronic)

1741-3001

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