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Comunicar Journal 25: Quality Television (Vol. 13 - 2005)

The children's tv and adolescents with camera by hand


Vânia-Lúcia Quintão-Carneiro


The objective of this research was to investigate the perception of 424 children and teenagers about the programs they watch on tv, and what kind of programs they would produce if they had a camera on their hands. The data collection was made in 12 schools of Distrito Federal, attended by students who belong to medium and lower income classes. A questionnaire was presented to the students, who were asked to elaborate individually some audiovisual instructions with drawings (storyboard). The starting point to the elaboration of the instructions by the kids and teens was the question: What tv program would you make if you had a camera on your hands? This paper presents the analysis of the answers of the children and teenagers about the question above, as well as the other questions in the questionnaire, so that it was possible to observe which kind of relation they have with the television and which tv storyboards they would like to watch in the open channels.


Children, adolescents, TV, quality TV