TITLE

Readers perceive deceptive graphics as less credible

AUTHOR(S)
Geidner, Nick; Cameron, Jaclyn
PUB. DATE
October 2017
SOURCE
Newspaper Research Journal;Fall2017, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p473
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examines individuals’ understanding and judgment of news information graphics. Specifically, an experimental design was used to examine the effects of deceptive design practices on the amount of time the user spent on the graphic, information recall and perceptions of credibility. These effects were examined in a general and political news context. In the sample (N = 239), participants recalled more information from the deceptive graphic and found it less credible than the non-biased graphic.
ACCESSION #
126263584

 

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