Improving representation through a solutions lens: Photojournalists’ perception and implementation of solutions visual journalism
Accepted for presentation to the Visual Communication Division of the 2022 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Memphis.
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 in response to a problem. In-depth interviews were conducted both before and after photographers carried out a grant-funded photo project as part of the inaugural worldwide Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative. Findings will explore solutions visual journalism from the creator’s perspective and how it may improve representation.
Assessing diversity in visual journalism through photographer, subject and community demographics
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 […]
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 […]