Assessing diversity in visual journalism through photographer, subject and community demographics
Accepted for presentation to the Visual Communication Division of the 2022 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Memphis.
Abstract: This study explores diversity of newsrooms and community coverage through the lens of feature photographs. Feature photos offer a slice-of-life presentation of a community, and photojournalists often are able to find their own subject matter. Thus, we predict that a more diverse newsroom will result in feature photos that more accurately represent the demographics of its coverage area. This is explored through a content analysis of 92 U.S. newspapers in a two-year time period.
Improving representation through a solutions lens: Photojournalists’ perception and implementation of solutions visual journalism
Abstract: This study explores the use of solutions visual journalism as a practice to improve media representation of vulnerable populations. A solutions-oriented approach involves reporting on what people are doing […]
How does a solutions focus change the frame of documentary photography?
Abstract: This event explored what a solutions focus in documentary photography and photojournalism involves, why it is important, and show some recent work that embraced this alternative frame. Indonesian photographer […]