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ERIC Number: ED434364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 42
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Pacing in Children's Television Programming.
McCollum, James F., Jr.; Bryant, Jennings
Following a content analysis, 85 children's programs were assigned a pacing index derived from the following criteria: (1) frequency of camera cuts; (2) frequency of related scene changes; (3) frequency of unrelated scene changes; (4) frequency of auditory changes; (5) percentage of active motion; (6) percentage of active talking; and (7) percentage of active music. Results indicated significant differences in networks' pacing overall and in the individual criteria: the commercial networks present the bulk of the very rapidly paced programming (much of it in the form of cartoons), and those networks devoted primarily to educational programming--PBS and The Learning Channel--present very slow-paced programs. (Contains 26 references, and 12 tables and a figure of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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