When News Gets Personal: the Evolution of Content in the Successive Retelling of Events

The process by which accounts of news events become distorted through retelling is investigated. Two experiments show that as stories are retold they become increasingly distorted by cantankerous personalization, with negatively slanted opinions about the story replacing factual reporting. An explanation based on a theory of linguistic mimicry is provided.



Citation:

Shiri Melumad, Yoon Duk Kim, Robert Meyer, and Ani Nenkova (2018) ,"When News Gets Personal: the Evolution of Content in the Successive Retelling of Events", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46, eds. Andrew Gershoff, Robert Kozinets, and Tiffany White, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 264-269.

Authors

Shiri Melumad, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Yoon Duk Kim, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Robert Meyer, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Ani Nenkova, University of Pennsylvania, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46 | 2018



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