Midberry article proposes best practices for visual solutions journalism
A new article by assistant professor Jennifer Midberry proposes best practices for visual solutions journalism, defined as the use of images to inform audiences about social problems and possible solutions.
“Visual Solutions Journalism: A Theoretical Framework,” by Midberry and Nicole Smith Dahmen of the University of Oregon, appears in Journalism Practice. The authors takes aspects from solutions journalism, visual communications theory and photojournalism ethics to create a theoretical framework for visual solutions journalism. While solutions journalism is primarily text-based, Midberry and Dahmen suggest ways to bring the practice into the visual journalism realm.
Visual solutions journalism should be humanizing, comprehensive and precise, the authors say.