Students who watch Channel One programming in school remember a greater number of the advertisements than the news stories they see, concludes a report published in this month’s issue of Pediatrics.
“Benefits and Costs of Channel One in a Middle School Setting and the Role of Media-Literacy Training” is available from the journal Pediatrics.
The survey of 240 middle school students from a school in Washington state found that students remembered an average of 3.5 advertisements and 2.7 news stories per week from the programming. Channel One offers 10 minutes of news stories and 2 minutes of paid advertisements or public-service announcements each day in 350,000 classrooms nationwide.
A version of this article appeared in the March 15, 2006 edition of Education Week