A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting: Information Graphics for Print, Web and Broadcast

A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting: Information Graphics for Print, Web and Broadcast

By: Jennifer George-Palilonis (author)Paperback

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A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting explains all of the most important skills and theoretical considerations for creating diagrams, charts, maps, and other forms of information graphics intended to provide readers with valuable visual and textual news and information. Research and writing skills as they relate to graphics reporting are explained, as well as illustration techniques for maps and diagrams, rules for creating basic charts and diagrams, and the various types of uses for maps in graphics reporting. While other texts related to these topics may address similar skill sets, A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting uniquely teaches these skills in the context of journalistic storytelling and visual reporting. Newspapers, magazines, online publications, and various other media employ information graphics reporters. Studying this text in conjunction with instruction in journalistic visual storytelling prepares you to enter this field. This text offers a solid foundation for print and online graphics reporters and helps beginners and professionals alike become better, well-rounded visual communicators. While other texts related to these topics may address similar skill sets, A Practical Guide to Graphics Reporting uniquely teaches these skills in the context of journalistic storytelling and visual reporting. Newspapers, magazines, online publications, and various other media employ information graphics reporters. Studying this text in conjunction with instruction in journalistic visual storytelling prepares you to enter this field. This text offers a solid foundation for print and online graphics reporters and helps beginners and professionals alike become better, well-rounded visual communicators.

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE: Mastering the Art of Visual Storytelling Graphics History Our Visual Culture The Role of the Graphics Reporter Spotting Graphics Potential The Visual Editor In the Eyes of an Expert: J. Ford Huffman, USA Today Chapter One Exercise Graphics Potential Packaging Form CHAPTER TWO: Multimedia Storytelling: How Different Media Use Graphics Print Graphics & News Coverage Sept. 11, 2001: A Case Study Digital Media Formats: Animation & Interactivity MSNBC.com: A Case Study Information Graphics & Convergence One Graphic, Three Formats: A Case Study In the Eyes of an Expert: Don Wittekind South Florida Sun-Sentinel Chapter Two Exercise CHAPTER THREE: Research & Writing for Information Graphics Sifting Through the Rubble Developing a Source List Information Graphics & News Coverage In the Eyes of an Expert: Michael Price San Diego Union-Tribune Chapter Three Exercise CHAPTER FOUR: Ethics & Graphics Reporting The Graphics Reporter's Code of Conduct Visual Plagiarism & Copyright The Internet as a Source Working with Numbers Diversity in Information Graphics In the Eyes of an Expert: Jeff Goertzen, St. Petersburg Times Chapter Four Exercise CHAPTER FIVE: Designing Information Graphics The Seven Basic Design Principles Working with a Grid Color & Type Palettes In the Eyes of an Expert: Ron Reason, Design Consultant Chapter Five Exercise CHAPTER SIX: Cartography for Journalists Functions of Maps Kinds of Maps The Physical Components of a Map Map Construction Color in Maps Type in Maps Maps in the News In the Eyes of an Expert: George Rorick, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies & USA Today Chapter Six Exercises CHAPTER SEVEN: Charts, Tables & Text-Based Graphics Text-Based Graphics Pie Charts Bar Charts Fever Charts Tips for All Types of Graphics In the Eyes of an Expert: Angela Smith The State-Journal Register Chapter Seven Exercises CHAPTER EIGHT: Statistical Data Displays: Taking the "Numb" Out of Numbers Spotting Problems with Statistics Establishing Validity in Polls and Surveys In the Eyes of an Expert: Kris Goodfellow, ESRI Chapter Eight Exercise CHAPTER NINE: Diagrams & Illustrative Graphics Types of Diagrams Organizing the Content Illustration Techniques In the Eyes of an Expert: Nigel Holmes, Explanation Graphics Chapter Nine Exercises

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/03/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780240807072
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 198
  • ID: 9780240807072
  • weight: 474
  • ISBN10: 0240807073

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