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Discusses important topics in the growing visual communication field. It is the first book to combine all of the information necessary to start anyone on a successful visual communication career. This book examines the historical context of visual journalism while providing insights into modern-day applications of media processes critical to the new media professional. It consolidates information from various sectors of graphics arts, and provides practical insight into the changing world of visual communications. Coverage of visual literacy, ethical considerations, reporting, writing, typography and graphic design is provided. The reader also receives important information on internet research, and is of value to anyone asked to create and use visual messages - including graphics, photography, Web design, typography, audio, and video. Anyone currently working in, or interested in building a career Visual Journalism, Visual Reporting, Photojournalism, Web Design, Multimedia, and Graphics & Design.
INTRODUCTION: Digital Convergence and the Age of the Visual Journalist — Paul Martin Lester
SECTION 1: USING VISUALS.
1. Visual Journalism: Past, Present, and Future — Paul Martin Lester.
2. Visual Literacy — Paul Martin Lester.
3. An Ethical Approach — Paul Martin Lester.
SECTION 2: USING PHOTOGRAPHY.
4. Technical Considerations — Christopher R. Harris.
5. Documentary Assignments — Christopher R. Harris.
6. Manipulated Assignments — Christopher R. Harris.
SECTION 3: USING WORDS.
7. Reporting — Steve Doig, Arizona State University.
8. Writing — Gerald Grow, Florida A&M University.
SECTION 4: USING DESIGNS.
9. Typography — Jean Trumbo, University of Wisconsin.
10. Graphic Design — Jean Trumbo, University of Wisconsin.
11. Informational Graphics — Paul Martin Lester.
SECTION 5: USING MULTIMEDIA .
12. Visual Motion — Douglas Mitchell, Middle Tennessee State University.
13. Audio and Motion — Douglas Mitchell, Middle Tennessee State University.
14. Interactive Multimedia — Marc Barr, Middle Tennessee State University.
SECTION 6: USING COMPUTERS.
15. Internet Research — Robert Spires, Middle Tennessee State University.
16. Computer Applications — Larry Burriss, Middle Tennessee State University.
CONCLUSION: Visual Journalism Awaits You — Christopher R. Harris.