Photojournalism and Graphics on the InternetPresentation Transcript
PHOTOJOURNALISM AND GRAPHICS JOURNALISM
NEWS PHOTOS THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY
These are the two photos that come to mind when I think of photojournalism.
Though not alive when the first one was taken, it has become one photo that has always stuck in my mind. A portrait of violence that though 40 years old is still unfortunately relevant today.
And of course 9/11. I think that we all become so inundated with news and horror that only the most shocking now are clear in our minds.
These are my two.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Accuracy and Clarity are the two major functions a graphic must have to be useful to the reader. If it does not accomplish these two elements it has failed.
In the case of this example, there are several things wrong. Color choices, the hole in the center, and it is hard to get an accurate reading of each group represented.
For the most part, however, graphics journalism does an admirable job of clarifying and pinpointing key points the reader needs to enhance their comprehension of the story.
PRINT AND WEB GRAPHICS
ADDING INFORMATION GRAPHICS
Though this is a fairly basic story, it could have been punched up using information graphics.
Bar charts indicating the number of voters- registered, unregistered, and those in the process.
Map of Shelby County with color codes indicating population of registered compared to last election.
Comparisons of early voters this time as to last election.
The future of political cartoons is safe.
They are a part of American culture and have been that way for since the beginning.
They can translate from print to digital and they continue to have a witty and acerbic edge that you can laugh at while while knowing that the content is true (to a point) no matter the political viewpoint.