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ERIC Number: ED258196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 27
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Media Consumption and International News: A Case Study in News Exposure, Coverage Satisfaction and Knowledge.
Paraschos, Manny; Boice, Ermalee
A study was conducted to examine Americans' international news consumption. It was hypothesized that (1) television would be the preferred medium for international news; (2) the public would be satisfied with its preferred medium, although watchers more so than readers; (3) the majority of people who would claim that they know something about a particular international news item would actually know nothing about it; (4) knowledge of a particular foreign news item would have a stronger correlation with newspaper reading than television watching; and (5) the amount of exposure to international news (in either medium) would be significantly correlated with knowledge of news. Subjects were 278 American adults, telephoned randomly, who completed a questionnaire that focused on demographics, exposure to news, medium preference and satisfaction, and news item knowledge. The results supported all the hypotheses. The results raised the question of why newspaper readers knew significantly more about specific international news items when television was considered the most complete information communication medium and was preferred by the large majority of respondents. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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