Visual Agenda-Setting Effect of Television News -Mainly on Environmental News-

텔레비전 뉴스의 영상의제설정 효과 -환경뉴스를 중심으로-

  • 박덕춘 (동서대학교 영상매스컴학부)
  • Received : 2010.08.24
  • Accepted : 2010.12.23
  • Published : 2011.01.28


This is an experimental research with the theoretical background of agenda setting effect and elaboration likelihood model studying 'whether visual cues such as imagery and subtitle of TV environmental news have effect on the viewers' perception?', 'whether visual cues such as imagery and subtitle of TV environmental news have differential effect on the viewers' perception, depending on the viewers' involvement in the environmental issue?'. This experimental research found that the more highly exposed subjects considers environment issue more important than the less exposed, during the process, visual cues such as imagery and subtitle in TV news have an effect on agenda setting. Futhermore visual cues such as imagery and subtitle have stronger effect on the perception of the less involved than that of the more highly involved as a unified peripheral cue. However the effect of environmental involvement as independent peripheral cue couldn't have meaningful statistical support. Despite the fact that many previous researchers have shown that verbal cues of TV news have effect on the perception of viewers, little attempt has been made to investigate effect of visual cues on the TV viewers' perception. Therefore, this research has an important implication as an early proof in a new stream of visual agenda setting and elaboration research.


Supported by : 경북대학교


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