Graphic Visualization in Printed Media: How Does the Use of Technology Influence Journalism Culture

Sri Syamsiyah Lestari Sjafiie, Sri Hastjarjo, Widodo Muktiyo, Pawito .

Abstract


Technological change has changed readers’ desire to get news information. Present generation readers prefer to read more efficient news. Visual communication through infographics accompanying a news story becomes an effort that printed media take to fulfill consumer need to understand the news content faster and easier. Competing with other media, newspapers definitely try to provide completeness of news content to readers. It is now prevalence for newspapers to use graphics to explain or visualize news story. Graphics visualization which could be sketch, maps, or chart will give added value to news story and could help readers to understand news content faster. Technology makes it possible. Different from old-fashioned newspapers, today's newspapers are more colorful. It affects journalists’ value and practices. When the habit to read news story is shifting to be more visual, is journalism culture shifting as well? Journalists are supposed to prepare detail materials to make graphics visualization more accurate by using technology. Will the trusted values and journalism practices also change along with the shift of news content that is more visual? How the use of technology influences journalism culture is the focus of this paper. This research explains how technology had changed part of journalism practices, especially in visualization graphics. The facts that in the past were illustrated through text narration and pictures, are now illustrated through infographics. Journalism culture has changed.

 

Keywords: Technology, news, infographics, visualization communication, journalism culture.


Full Text:

PDF

References


Cartwright, W. E. (2010). Addressing the value of art in cartographic communication. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 6(3), 294-299. doi: 10.1016/ j.isprsjprs.2010.01.004

Ghode, R. (2012). Infographics in news presentation: A study of its effective use in Times of India and Indian express the two leading newspapers in India. Journal of Business Management & Social Sciences Research, 1(1), 35–43. Retrieved from http://borjour-nals.com/a/index.php/jbmssr/article/view/122

Hanitzsch, T. (2007). Deconstructing journalism culture: Toward a universal theory. Commu-nication Theory, 17(4), 367-385. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2885.2007.00303.x

Hanser, E., Mc Kevitt, P., Lunney, T., & Condell, J. (2010). NewsViz: Emotional visualization of news stories. Proceedings of the NAACLHLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text, 125-130. Retrieved from https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1860646

Hilligoss, S. (1999). Visual communication: A writer’s guide. New York: Pearson.

Holsanova, J., Holmberg, N., & Holmqvist, K. (2008). Reading information graphics: The role of spatial contiguity and dual attentional guidance. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23(9), 1215-1226. doi: 10.1002/acp.1525

Holton, A. E., Lewis, S. C., & Coddington, M. (2016). Interacting with audiences: Journalistic role conceptions, reciprocity, and perceptions about participation. Journalism Studies, 17(7), 849-859. doi: 0.1080/1461670X.2016.1165139

Ibrahim, F., Nuraeni, T., Ahmad, F., Kee, C. P., & Mustaffa, N. (2012). Bahasa komunikasi visual dan pengantaraan produk: Satu analisis semiotik. GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, 12(1), 257-273.

McQuail, D. (1992). Media performance: Mass communication and the public interest. London: Sage.

Normah Mustaffa, & Faridah Ibrahim. (2018). Pembingkaian visual berita krisis Lahad Datu. Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication, 34(1), 170–184.

Pinto, J. C. (2017). The relevance of digital infographics in online newspapers. European Scientific Journal, Special Edition. Retieved from https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/9748

Renjith, R. (2017). The effect of information overload in digital media news content. Communication and Media Studies, 6(1), 73-85.

Russmann, U., & Svensson, J. (2017). Introduction to visual communication in the age of social media: Conceptual, theoretical and methodological challenges. Media and Communication, 5(4), 1–5. doi: 10.17645/mac.v5i4.1263

Sambrook, R. (2012). Delivering trust: Impartiality and objectivity in the digital age (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Reports Series). Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Schlichting, L. (2016). Interactive graphic journalism. Journal of European Television History and Culture, 5(10), 22-29. doi: 0.18146/JETHC110

Segel, E. & Heer, J. (2010). Narrative visualization: Telling stories with data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 16(6), 1139-1148. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.179

Volsdal, M. (2011). The current state of graphics in British newspapers and news magazines (Master's thesis, University of Reading, UK).

Weber, W., & Rall, H. (2016). Design and journalism–challenges and opportunities: A dialogue between two cultures. In Wong, W.S., Kikuchi, Y., & Lin, T. (Eds.), Making trans/national contemporary design history. Proceeding of the ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies (pp. 313-318). São Paulo: Blucher. doi: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-04_002

Yin, R. (2009). Case study research: Design and methods (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.