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Online News Sensationalism: The Effects of Sensational Levels of Online News Stories and Photographs on Viewers’ Attention, Arousal, and Information Recall

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This study investigates the effects of sensational photographs and writing styles on viewers’ cognitive and affective processing of online news. 62 undergraduate students were shown 4 online news stories. Participants’ psychophysiological reactions as well as self-report data were measured. The results generally supported the Limited Capacity Model. Physiological results suggest that sensational photographs and sensational writing styles both increase attention. Moreover, sensational photographs were able to elicit greater arousal than neutral photographs. In addition, cued recall of information in news stories with a sensational writing style was more accurate than in stories with a regular writing style. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.

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Zhang, Cui., Meadows, Charles. and Zhou, Shuhua. "Online News Sensationalism: The Effects of Sensational Levels of Online News Stories and Photographs on Viewers’ Attention, Arousal, and Information Recall" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ, May 24, 2012 <Not Available>. 2014-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p554615_index.html>

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Zhang, C. , Meadows, C. and Zhou, S. , 2012-05-24 "Online News Sensationalism: The Effects of Sensational Levels of Online News Stories and Photographs on Viewers’ Attention, Arousal, and Information Recall" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, AZ Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-12-12 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p554615_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: This study investigates the effects of sensational photographs and writing styles on viewers’ cognitive and affective processing of online news. 62 undergraduate students were shown 4 online news stories. Participants’ psychophysiological reactions as well as self-report data were measured. The results generally supported the Limited Capacity Model. Physiological results suggest that sensational photographs and sensational writing styles both increase attention. Moreover, sensational photographs were able to elicit greater arousal than neutral photographs. In addition, cued recall of information in news stories with a sensational writing style was more accurate than in stories with a regular writing style. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.


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