ERIC Number: ED159750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Uses and Effects of Television and Other Mass Media: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," May through June 1978 (Vol. 38 Nos. 11 and 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 17 titles deal with the following topics: British mass communication research; communication theories held by Harold Adams Innis; adolescents' mass communication behavior and family planning knowledge; a college-level course in film appreciation; effects of television and adult/child interaction on preschool children's language; the suppression of the film "The Birth of a Nation"; the right of the public to have access to the broadcast media; effects on adolescents of viewing the television series "Roots"; television programming and production in Greece; the cable regulation measure proposed by the Office of Telecommunications Policy; the Communications Satellite Act of 1962; the effect of editing on storytelling aspects of silent films; the processes by which voters acquire accurate perceptions of presidential candidates' issue positions; international broadcasting by private United States sources; the effectiveness of a direct mail campaign in increasing knowledge levels; the way in which women view the subject matter of television soap operas; and the responses of high school students to written and filmed versions of short stories. (GW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Censorship, Civil Liberties, Doctoral Dissertations, Federal Legislation, Film Study, Films, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Sources, Mass Media, Media Research, Political Attitudes, Preschool Children, Television, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Birth of a Nation; Communications Satellite Act 1962; Great Britain; Greece; Innis (Harold Adams); Roots (Haley); Soap Operas