News story aggregation and perceived credibility

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dc.contributor Billings, Andrew C.
dc.contributor Parrott, Scott
dc.contributor Lowrey, Wilson Hugh
dc.contributor Katsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributor.advisor Roberts, Chris Diel, Stan 2018-01-19T19:37:33Z 2018-01-19T19:37:33Z 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002693
dc.identifier.other Diel_alatus_0004D_13218
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The practice of news aggregation, or the use on a news website of content that is in part or in full copied from a separate, originating source, has become common in the wake of layoffs and budget cuts at traditional news organizations, and has long been common practice in new, online media. The results of this study suggest that news organizations can make the product of their work more credible in the eyes of consumers of news by more clearly identifying originating sources than by increasing or decreasing the use of aggregation. Links between degree of aggregation and perceived credibility were found to lack significance or be of little strength, while links between receivers’ confidence in their ability to identify originating sources and perceived message credibility were consistently significant and of high strength.
dc.format.extent 143 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.subject.other Journalism
dc.subject.other Mass communication
dc.title News story aggregation and perceived credibility
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences Communication & Information Sciences The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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