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Maksl, Adam; Ashley, Seth; Craft, Stephanie – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
News media literacy refers to the knowledge and motivations needed to identify and engage with journalism. This study measured levels of news media literacy among 500 teenagers using a new scale measure based on Potter's model of media literacy and adapted to news media specifically. The adapted model posits that news media literate individuals…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Information Skills, Knowledge Level, Motivation Techniques
Pereira, Sara; Pinto, Manuel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Empowering children for a critical and judicious use and consumption of media is a main objective of media literacy. This paper aims to examine the range of television programs available for children in Portugal through a comparative analysis of the programming for children broadcast by the four Portuguese terrestrial channels (RTP1, RTP2, SIC and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Educational Television
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Anderson, Daniel R.; Huston, Aletha C.; Schmitt, Kelly L.; Linebarger, Deborah L.; Wright, John C. – Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 2001
Followed up on 570 adolescents studied as preschoolers. Found that preschoolers' viewing of educational television programs was associated with achieving higher grades, reading more books, placing more value on achievement, exhibiting greater creativity, and behaving less aggressively as adolescents more consistently for boys than girls. Found…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Aggression, Body Image
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Austin, Bruce A.; Myers, John W. – Journal of Communication, 1984
Results indicate that hearing-impaired students watched more television, expressed more affinity toward the medium, and were more likely to perceive it as depicting reality than did their hearing counterparts. (PD)
Descriptors: College Students, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
King, William, Comp. – Television & Children, 1981
A collection of quotations drawn from research and opinion papers dealing with the impact of television viewing on children. Subtopics addressed are: television viewing statistics, effects of television violence, and the relationship of television to education. (JJD)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Child Development, Childhood Attitudes
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Ostman, Ronald E.; Jeffers, Dennis W. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1983
Surveyed 140 adults to examine motivation for watching television. Results showed entertainment was the most frequently cited reason for watching television, followed by learning things and passing time. Life stage was related to five motives and indicated television was a way of seeking intellectual or social involvement. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Motivation, Need Gratification
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Rubin, Alan M.; Rubin, Rebecca B. – Communication Research--An International Quarterly, 1982
This investigation considered description, association, and inference regarding television viewing patterns and motivations of aging persons. Among its findings, this study concluded that television--aside from its important role in disseminating information and entertainment--also functions to occupy idle time and to fill a companionship vacuum…
Descriptors: Media Research, Motivation, Older Adults, Television
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Turow, Joseph – Journal of Broadcasting, 1980
Charts the number and nature of nonfiction children's series broadcast over ABC, CBS, and NBC from 1948 through 1979 to assess whether educational and informational programs were appreciably different from those that existed when the 1974 Federal Communication Commission report was issued. Little significant change is apparent. (Author/MER)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Childrens Television, Decision Making, Educational Television
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Goff, David H.; And Others – Journal of Broadcasting, 1980
Examines the relationship between both the sex-role and the sex of viewers and viewer perception of the sex-role depicted by five female characters in prime-time television programs. Perception of character sex-role was significantly related to subject sex-role, yet unrelated to subject sex or gender. (MER)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Broadcast Television, Females, Programing (Broadcast)
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Dates, Jannette – Journal of Broadcasting, 1980
Students from eight Baltimore City Public Schools were given the Multifactor Racial Attitude Inventory (MRAI) to survey attitudes towards Blacks in television programs. Results indicated that, although Blacks identified strongly and more positively with Black television characters, there was no consistent pattern relative to racial attitudes and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Bibliographies, Black Attitudes
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Mohr, Phillip J. – Central States Speech Journal, 1979
Presents a survey of family television viewing habits in relation to the so-called "family hour." Evidence supports the assumption that children's viewing subsides after the end of this period; however, substantial numbers of children continue to view television beyond this period. Program preferences of parents and children were also surveyed.…
Descriptors: Children, Family Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence
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Allen, Richard L.; Bielby, William T. – Communication Research--An International Quarterly, 1979
Explores differences among Black adults in their attitudes and behavior toward television and the social processes accounting for these differences. Indicates that variation in attitudes and behaviors toward television is systematically related to differences among Black adults in their exposure to the medium, subjective orientation, and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Audiences, Behavior, Blacks
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Wakshlag, Jacob J.; Greenberg, Bradley S. – Human Communication Research, 1979
Investigates the effects of various programing strategies, commonly employed by the television networks, on program popularity for children. Strategies include counterprograming by type, block programing by type, inheritance effects, starting time, program familiarity, and character familiarity. Confirms the effects of starting time and program…
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Popular Culture, Predictor Variables, Programing (Broadcast)
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Agostino, Don – Journal of Broadcasting, 1980
Although circulation of public television increased because of cable's extension, the amount of public television viewing as a portion of total TV use fell. This decrease follows no strong pattern of market characteristic, dial position, day part, or age of viewer, but does relate to the kinds of available competition. (MER)
Descriptors: Audiences, Cable Television, Public Television, Television Surveys
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Tankard, James W.; Harris, Murray C. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1980
Uses discriminant analysis to investigate the relationship between television non-viewing and a set of variables reflecting "life style." This study agrees with previous ones in finding that the nonviewer is not easy to categorize. (MER)
Descriptors: Audiences, Discriminant Analysis, Life Style, Television Research
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