VISUAL JOURNALISM A GUIDE FOR NEW MEDIA PROFESSIONALS

Christopher R. Harris, Middle Tennessee State University
Paul Martin Lester, California State University, Fullerton
(c)2001 Allyn & Bacon


Contents

| Introduction |

| Syllabi |

| Visual Literacy |

| Photojournalism |

| World Wide Web |

| Links |



Photojournalism Discussions

Ten articles in this section describe a variety of concerns for visual journalists related to photojournalism issues.

The Merger of Photojournalism and Ethics is a general discussion advocating a need for ethical still image production.

On the Difference Between Aesthetics, Etiquette, and Ethics describes ways of thinking about still and moving images that involve ethics and those that involve other issues, aesthetics and etiquette instead.

Photojournalism Ethics Timeless Issues is a piece that introduces five chief concerns for visual journalists: violence, privacy, manipulation, stereotyping, and economics.

Faking Images in Photojournalism concentrates on the issue of picture manipulations by analyzing three historic and famous examples.

The Dependent Abuser: Time-Life Strikes Again is an essay that confronts those involved in the production of the magazines for their seemingly unconcern about using images in unethical ways.

Photographic Perception: The Myth of the Thousand Words is an article that tries to disabuse the reader with the notion that images are easy to understand and analyze.

Images and Stereotypes is a general essay introducing the reader to the important concern of pictorial stereotyping in the media.

Military Censorship of Photographs is an article that describes the history of military censorship of visual messages through the context of a single, famous case.

Juggling Journalism and Humanism is a call for visual journalists to not be focused alone on the technical aspects of media production, but remember that their are persons that a journalist needs to be responsible to on the other side of the lens, newsprint, and television and computer screens.

The Role of Photojournalism in Mass Communications Education is a call for visual journalism educators to teach new media production.


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