A practical guide to graphics reporting: information by Jennifer George-Palilonis

By Jennifer George-Palilonis

A pragmatic advisor to photographs Reporting explains the entire most vital talents and theoretical issues for developing diagrams, charts, maps, and other kinds of knowledge pix meant to supply readers with priceless visible and textual information and data. study and writing talents as they relate to pictures reporting are defined, in addition to representation concepts for maps and diagrams, principles for developing easy charts and diagrams, and a number of the kinds of makes use of for maps in portraits reporting. whereas different texts with regards to those issues could tackle comparable ability units, a pragmatic consultant to pics Reporting uniquely teaches those abilities within the context of journalistic storytelling and visible reporting. Newspapers, magazines, on-line guides, and diverse different media hire info pictures newshounds. learning this article at the side of guide in journalistic visible storytelling prepares you to go into this box. this article bargains an outstanding beginning for print and on-line photos journalists and is helping newcomers and execs alike turn into higher, well-rounded visible communicators.

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With print, you have the battle that everything has to fit into one scene, and you obviously don’t have the benefits of motion or sound to help you tell the story. And the size of that scene you’re trying to fit may be large or small, depending on how much space is available in the paper. The good news is that because you’re using a limited tool set, you can generally produce very quickly. With online, your space becomes virtually unlimited, and you have the ability to section your information off into scenes for better organization.

C. d. e. GRAPHICS STRATEGY Check the types of graphics that apply to your story, and give a short, one-sentence description of how: Pie chart: ______________________________________________________________________________ Bar chart: _____________________________________________________________________________ Fever/Line chart: ________________________________________________________________________ Table: ________________________________________________________________________________ Timeline: ______________________________________________________________________________ Diagram: ______________________________________________________________________________ Map: _________________________________________________________________________________ 21 This Page Intentionally Left Blank CHAPTER TWO Multimedia Storytelling: How Different Media Use Graphics Print publications such as newspapers and magazines have, in many ways, pioneered the field of information graphics reporting.

Brainstorm! 5. Integrate your media. The most powerful multimedia seamlessly uses different elements to form a narrative. Don’t segregate. Chapter Two Exercise Below is a proposed story that your multimedia news organization(s) plans to cover. Sketch a graphics package idea that outlines how a graphic component will be used in the print, online and broadcast products associated with a convergence partnership. Your scenario: You work for a media partnership in the Midwest that includes a newspaper, a news Web site and a broadcast news station.

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