Visual communication in large-circulation U.S. newspapers before and after September 11, 2001 (2005)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
University of Canterbury. Media and Communications
- Arts: Journal Articles 
Through an examination of 580 front-pages from ten large-circulation U.S. newspapers during the six months before and after September 11th, this research found an increase in the size and use of photographs, and a decrease in text content and graphics. Further, this research found an increased reliance on visual techniques and principles of composition in the 1,693 photographs and 222 graphics examined. Thus, this preliminary study finds that September 11th may have signaled a shift in the use and application of visual imagery within the daily large-circulation newspapers examined for this study.
CitationKenix, L.J. (2005) Visual communication in large-circulation U.S. newspapers before and after September 11, 2001. Visual Communication Quarterly, 12(Winter/Spring), pp. 20-37.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research19 - Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing::1903 - Journalism and Professional Writing::190399 - Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
20 - Language, Communication and Culture::2001 - Communication and Media Studies::200199 - Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
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