Melodramatic animation in crime news and news information learning

Benjamin K L Cheng*, Wai Han Lo

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study used the dual-coding hypothesis to examine how melodramatic animation in crime news reports affects news learning among older children in Hong Kong. In total, 74 older children (mean age = 15.3) were exposed to news videos that either did or did not include melodramatic animation. The results showed that melodramatic animation helped the participants learn the news. The social implications of the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-552
Number of pages16
Issue number2
Early online date30 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • animated news
  • experiment
  • learning
  • news effect


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