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Prisuta, Robert H. – Journalism Quarterly, 1979
A survey of more than 600 Michigan high school students suggests that adolescents who prefer television news and public affairs programs tend to feel their families, friends, and schools think public affairs are important; tend to be older; and tend not to be from a minority racial background. (GT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, News Reporting, Predictor Variables
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Long, Michele L.; Simon, Rita J. – Journalism Quarterly, 1974
Finds that the 34 female characters observed on the 22 children and family-oriented programs included in this television survey are portrayed primarily in comic roles or as wives and mothers in a family context. (RB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Females, Higher Education, Programing (Broadcast)
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Shaw, Eugene F. – Journalism Quarterly, 1973
Using modifications of Roper questions, study involving college students finds media use and credibility correlated, which suggests the methodology in Roper questionnaire may distort results.
Descriptors: College Students, Communication (Thought Transfer), Mass Media, Media Research
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Wirth, Michael O.; Wollert, James A. – Journalism Quarterly, 1978
Reports that commercial television stations generally provided a greater percentage of public-interest programing in 1975 than in 1973, and that, while most stations meet Federal Communications Commission standards of 5 percent informational and 10 percent total nonentertainment programing, nearly 14 percent did not meet the 5 percent local…
Descriptors: Commercial Television, Federal Regulation, Media Research, Programing (Broadcast)
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Hur, Kenneth K.; Robinson, John P. – Journalism Quarterly, 1978
A survey revealed that a larger percentage of blacks than of whites had watched the television drama "Roots," considered it accurate, and discussed it with friends. The program's influence on the racial attitude of whites was found to be less than many media observers had believed. (GW)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Attitudes, Black History, Blacks
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Payne, David E.; Peake, Christy A. – Journalism Quarterly, 1977
Examines the effects of exposure to United States television programs on Icelandic respondents aged 11 through 14, with regard to respondents' attitudes toward the United States and knowledge of United States culture. (GW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Culture, Attitudes, Children