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The Cognitive Impact of Television News

Production Attributes and Information Reception

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Barrie Gunter
    Pages 1-14
  3. Barrie Gunter
    Pages 15-37
  4. Barrie Gunter
    Pages 117-132
  5. Barrie Gunter
    Pages 133-144
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 170-208

About this book


Research shows that, while people around the world consistently nominate television as their most important news source, much of the content of news bulletins is lost to viewers within moments. In response, Barrie Gunter argues that this can be explained by the way in which televised news is written, packaged and presented.


Television news Cognitive impact News memory News effects News audiences News consumption argue media television

About the authors

Barrie Gunter is Professor of Mass Communication in the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, UK, where he was also head of Department from 2005 to 2012. He is a psychologist by training and worked in the broadcasting sector for 15 years before moving into the academic world. He has published nearly 60 books and over 300 papers, chapters and technical reports on media, marketing and psychology topics.

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