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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Design and journalism : challenges and opportunities. A dialogue between two cultures
Authors: Weber, Wibke
Rall, Hans-Martin
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-1460
Proceedings: The 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies
Volume(Issue): 8
Page(s): 313
Pages to: 318
Conference details: Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History, ICDHS 2016 Taipei, The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Taipei, Taiwan, 26-28 October 2016
Issue Date: 2016
Series: Blucher Design Proceedings
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Blucher
Publisher / Ed. Institution: São Paulo
ISSN: 2318-6968
Language: English
Subjects: Multimodal analysis; Semiotic modes; Design; Visual journalism
Subject (DDC): 070: News media, journalism and publishing
Abstract: Communication has become increasingly multi-semiotic and particularly more visual. The shift from a culture dominated by texts to a visual culture is particularly observable in journalism. Besides images, design is coming into play as a crucial semiotic mode for making meaning. In news features, special reports, or data visualizations, we can find a rich and complex interplay of different semiotic modes, e.g., text, image, and layout, which constitute the meaning-making process. However, the multimodal interplay also entails tensions since design and journalism are different disciplines with different semiotic resources, practices, and ways of thinking. In our paper, we focus on the relationship between these two disciplines by using a multimodal approach for our empirical analysis based on social semiotics. In a case study, we will examine the role of design as a semiotic mode in journalistic artifacts and discuss the relationship between design and journalism as well as the challenges and opportunities.
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License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)
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