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Thomas, Lisa Carlucci – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Photographs tell a story and illustrate an experience more profoundly than words alone. Real-time, text-based communication is an increasingly normal part of daily life as mobile devices and social networks proliferate. Yet, in the steady stream of tweets, comments, status updates, notifications, and e-mail, the details are easily lost in the…
Descriptors: Internet, Charts, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Benoit, William L.; Hansen, Glenn J. – Human Communication Research, 2004
This study employs NES (National Election Survey) data from several presidential elections to investigate the effects of presidential debate watching on voters' issue knowledge, character evaluation, and vote choice. Debates can instill issue knowledge; however, voters are less likely to learn about incumbent presidents seeking re-election after a…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Campaigns, Knowledge Level, Surveys
Messaris, Paul – 1987
The term "visual literacy" generally refers to the interpretation of the formal structure of film or television and carries with it the notion that the interpreter has knowledge of the use of camera angles, lighting, flashbacks, and so forth. However, many visual conventions encountered in movies or television may be interpreted even by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Editing, Film Study, Imagery
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Dambrot, Faye H.; And Others – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 1988
Investigates the viewer perceptions of female and male television characters as a result of viewer sex and sex role orientation, based on the responses of 677 young adults to the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ). Viewer gender had an impact on the rating of female characters. (FMW)
Descriptors: Androgyny, Audiences, Characterization, Commercial Television
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Konijn, Elly A.; Hoorn, Johan F. – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2004
Although it seems plausible that people who prefer a particular genre would appreciate characters from that category more than those from other genres, this appears not to be the case. We devised a parsimonious reality-based genre taxonomy that differentiates nonfiction, realism, fantasy, and humor. In Study 1, evidence from film viewers' genre…
Descriptors: Realism, Personality, Fantasy, Classification
Koegel, Raymond Paul – 1976
This study provides a theoretical focus for evaluating media communication, a generic model which operationalizes this focus, and a case study which documents how this model was applied in the evaluation of the effectiveness of "Carrascolendas," a bilingual television program for children. The core of the model involves two indexes:…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Childrens Television, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Television
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Wilson, Barbara J.; Colvin, Carolyn M.; Smith, Stacy L. – Journal of Communication, 2002
Examines the perpetrators of violence on American television in terms of their chronological age. Compares the amount and nature of violence committed by child and teen characters to that committed by adult characters. Suggests that younger perpetrators are depicted in several ways that pose risks for the child viewer. (SG)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media Role, Programming (Broadcast)
Collins, W. Andrew; And Others – 1974
Three studies examine the impact of different types of television content on the social behavior of children at various ages. The studies represent research into the interrelated problem of the processes involved in media effects and age-related differences. In the first study an action-adventure program, in which a character's reputation and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research
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Leckenby, John D. – Journalism Quarterly, 1981
Reveals that highly dogmatic television viewers are most easily influenced by television characters they perceive to be highly dogmatic also. (FL)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Change Agents, Characterization, College Students
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Connor, Susan M. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
Objectives: This study used content analysis to explore how much and what type of advertising is present in television programming aimed at toddlers and preschool-aged children and what methods of persuasion are being used to sell products and to promote brands to the youngest viewers. Methods: Four randomly selected, 4-hour blocks (9 AM to 1 PM)…
Descriptors: Programming (Broadcast), Psychological Patterns, Toddlers, Food
Lundell, Torborg; Mulac, Anthony – Journal of the University Film Association, 1981
Studies viewers' impressions of husbands and wives in four Ingmar Bergman films in terms of socio-intellectual status, dynamism, and aesthetic quality. The agreement of viewer ratings indicates that viewers reacted more in tune with the underlying symbolic significance of characters than did most critics. (JMF)
Descriptors: Characterization, Film Criticism, Film Study, Films
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Keam, Angela – English in Australia, 2008
Teaching William Shakespeare's canonical tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" to teenagers in the context of the English classroom in Australia is not a particularly new pedagogical practice. In the year 2008, when many teachers (particularly those with a feminist bent such as I) are intent on guiding their students to decipher the ideological…
Descriptors: Tragedy, Foreign Countries, English Instruction, Language Arts
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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)
Leckenby, John D.; Surlin, Stuart H. – 1975
The nature of incidental social learning in television viewers of "All in the Family" and "Sanford and Son" was the focus of this investigation. Seven hundred and eight-one racially and economically mixed respondents from Chicago and Atlanta provided the data source. Telephone interviews attempted to assess viewer opinions of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Authoritarianism, Black Attitudes, Incidental Learning
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Roloff, Michael E.; Greenberg, Bradley S. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1979
Tested hypotheses that action/adventure characters are perceived by teenagers as likely to engage in antisocial conflict resolution; situation comedy/family drama characters, in prosocial modes. Also tested was hypothesis that, as favorite character's perceived use of a mode increases, so does the viewer's intention to use the same mode. (SW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Conflict Resolution, High Schools
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