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Images Influencing Our News Interpretation

Images Influencing Our News Interpretation

Photos associated with news stories should be selected with care to accurately represent the news content especially due to how quickly our brains process images in contrast to text.  Editor and journalist Thomas Palmer uses the phrase "contextual misrepresentation" to refer to the "[t]he improper ... integration of a photograph with text that leads to false meaning -- of which the viewer is unaware"

By the end of this session, you will be able to

  • recognize the influence of photos on your interpretation of text.
  • identify contextual misrepresentation in news.
  • select images that accurately represent a news story.

Join me for this session to increase your ability to evaluate news and to think about your own practices of pairing images with text.

Length: 50 minutes

Instructor: Sara Davidson Squibb

Please bring your laptop if available.

Please have your CatCard for check-in.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
1:30pm - 2:20pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
KL 361
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