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ERIC Number: ED120769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 62
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Children's Reactions to a Children's News Program: Reception, Recognition and Learning.
Ward, Sara Ann
The major objectives of this study were to determine the reception of "In the News" by children within the target audience's ages, to determine if children within the target audience recognize the news program as a program, to determine if children learn from "In the News," and to compare children's learning from hard news (political, economic, or social) and soft news (nonpolitical or human interest). Children from second through sixth grade were randomly assigned to a control or an experimental group. The control group only answered a questionnaire, while the experimental group viewed two cartoons and two news segments before answering the questionnaire. Results indicated that older children learn from watching "In the News," that older children learn significantly more from hard news that from soft news, and that those young children whose favorite parts of local news programs are news (hard) scored highest on the "In the News" test. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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