The J Word 2.5: What (& Why Do) News Visuals Work?
Play • 48 min

Advancements in consumer digital camera and editing software has made us more visual. Before, we would covet our friends’ fancy Canons and Kodaks strapped around their necks. Now we boast about which version of a new phone we have. A focus on filters, AR, editing, and sharing functions of our phones have replaced our old-school focus on megapixels. We are now all photographers and videographers. But is that a good thing, and what do journalists need to know about visuals today? Jennifer Midberry, Brian McDermott, and Jessica Collier discuss.

Texts Discussed in this Episode:

McDermott, B. P., Mortensen, T. M., Ejaz, K., & Haun, D. D. (2019). “I Was Doing a Good Deed”: Exploring the Motivations of Photo Story Subjects in Granting Photojournalists Access. Journalism Practice13(8), 916-921.

Midberry, J., & Dahmen, N. S. (2020). Visual Solutions Journalism: A Theoretical Framework. Journalism Practice14(10), 1159-1178.

Collier, J., Kim, Y., & Stroud, N. J. (2020). How News Images Affect Clicking on Subscription Appeals. Journalism Practice, 1-19.

"Journalism research in practice: Scholarly inquiry for journalists" special issue

Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

Give feedback to the podcast on Twitter @JournPractice or email

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu