An examination of credibility perceptions among Ball State University undergraduate students of news reports appearing in newspapers, television, and the World Wide Web

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dc.contributor.advisor Popovich, Mark N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ovadia, Micah Z. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:06Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1997 .O93 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186075
dc.description.abstract This baseline study sought to evaluate Ball State University (BSU) undergraduate students' credibility perceptions of news reports gleaned from the World Wide Web (WWW). A random selection of 378 BSU undergraduate students were phoned and administered a questionnaire,which included newspaper and television news credibility questions for comparative purposes.Among WWW users and non-WWW users combined, credibility perceptions of newspaper and television news were not found to differ significantly, with the majority of respondents ranking newspapers and television medium in credibility. Television held a statistically significant lead over newspapers as the most believable news source in the event of conflicting reports of the same news story appearing in both media.WWW users rated the WWW medium in credibility and felt television to be more believable than newspapers and the WWW in the event of conflicting reports appearing in all three media.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iii, 47 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh World Wide Web -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Television broadcasting of news -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Newspapers -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title An examination of credibility perceptions among Ball State University undergraduate students of news reports appearing in newspapers, television, and the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1045624 en_US


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