Graphic Content in Journalism
Lauren Bayliss, Communication Arts
This paper collects graphic images published both in print and online from the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune and examines them to determine as to why and how they can be ethically justified to be published. This paper will draw from other articles from previous research as to images’ role in American journalism as a whole, what constitutes a graphic image and why publications have a social obligation to publish these graphic photos according to the Social Responsibility Model and preset standards for the press in America. Sample images will be analyzed as to where they are placed inside of their initial publication to catch readers’ eyes, what types of stories they are included in and what the end goal for the editors was for their readers to do after seeing the image. The paper will discuss differences in the manner in which both publications published their images from a meaningful and aesthetic standpoint.
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Pye, Ryan, "Graphic Content in Journalism" (2020). Curio Research Symposium. 76.