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ERIC Number: ED374409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Information Recall of Four Newspaper Elements among Young Readers.
Wanta, Wayne; Remy, Jay
A study examined the ability of 204 students in nine Illinois high schools to process and recall information contained in four newspaper elements: story texts, graphics, index boxes and pullout quotes. Students were randomly assigned to read the front page of one of 20 newspapers and answer questions based on information in the stories. Students generally recalled information in pullout quotes most efficiently and information in graphics least efficiently. Overall, subjects did well when information was repeated in stories and other elements (such as pullout quotes). Graphics, on the other hand, may have been too complex for subjects to process efficiently. (Contains 22 references and three tables of data. Examples of three newspapers are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois