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ERIC Number: ED374494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pages: 19
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The Adoption of Digital Imaging Technology at Daily College Student Newspapers and the Credibility of News Photos.
Kelly, James D.
A mail survey of 86 daily college newspapers (91% of the population) measured the adoption rate of digital imaging technology for the routine processing of news photographs to establish the stage of adoption and to assess possible effects of the technology on students' perceptions of newsphoto credibility. Results indicated that 63% reported having published at least one photograph using digital imaging technology and 33% reported using it on a routine basis. Adopters used more new technology in general than non-adopters and printed color photographs more frequently though their average circulation size was similar. Almost 64% of all student photo editors said the technology would eventually decrease the credibility of newsphotos. Editors at adopting papers were even more likely to say this than editors at non-adopting papers. Findings suggest that the adoption of digital imaging technology at daily college student newspapers is occurring at a rate similar to that predicted by Rogers, et al. and that adoption has recently entered the "early majority" stage. (Contains 22 notes, 2 tables, and 1 figure of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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