ERIC Number: ED370599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Layout as Political Expression: Visual Literacy and the Peruvian Press.
Barnhurst, Kevin G.
Newspaper layout and design studies ignore politics, and most studies of newspaper politics ignore visual design. News layout is generally thought to be a set of neutral, efficient practices. This study suggests that the political position of Peruvian newspapers parallels their visual presentation of terrorism. The liberal "La Republica" covered events in the insurgency extensively and explicitly, as predicted. Conservative newspapers attempted to control terrorism by reducing the extent and limiting the prominence of coverage. One newspaper, the prestigious "El Comercio," used layout as a primary tool to downplay news of the Sendero Luminoso (the Shining Path insurgency group). Two tables present content analyses of the newspapers. (Contains 37 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age: Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (25th, Rochester, New York, October 13-17, 1993); see IR 055 055.