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dc.contributor.advisorWise, Kevin Roberteng
dc.contributor.authorHamman, Brian M.eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 23, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractAn experiment tested hypotheses predicting that social presence would increase participation and credibility on a newspaper website. Participants read four news articles in one of four conditions created by crossing two manipulations: use or absence of social language, and use or absence of a reporter photograph, both designed to increase feelings of social presence. Repeated measures ANCOVA was used to test the effects of the manipulations on social presence and regressions were used to test the effects of social presence on credibility and participation. In the first part of the experiment, it was found that social language increased social presence, but use of the photograph had no effect. In turn, social presence increased an expressed intent to participate on the news website, but did not result in an actual increase in participation. Social presence also significantly hurt credibility.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb59443911eng
dc.identifier.oclc166268389eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4640
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4640eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshElectronic newspapers -- Social aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshElectronic newspapers -- Reliabilityeng
dc.subject.lcshOnline journalismeng
dc.titleTwo voices: social presence, participation, and credibility in online newseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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