News story aggregation and perceived credibility

dc.contributorBillings, Andrew C.
dc.contributorParrott, Scott
dc.contributorLowrey, Wilson Hugh
dc.contributorKatsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributor.advisorRoberts, Chris
dc.contributor.authorDiel, Stan
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-19T19:37:33Z
dc.date.available2018-01-19T19:37:33Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.format.extent143 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0002693
dc.identifier.otherDiel_alatus_0004D_13218
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3331
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectJournalism
dc.subjectMass communication
dc.titleNews story aggregation and perceived credibilityen_US
dc.typethesis
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences
etdms.degree.disciplineCommunication & Information Sciences
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.namePh.D.
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