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ERIC Number: ED308525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
How the Use of Color Affects the Content of Newspaper Photographs.
Brown, Cindy M.
Focusing on the effects that color photography has had on the content of photographs published in daily newspapers in the United States, a study conducted interviews with both photographers and photo editors and also carried out a content analysis comparison of photographs published before and after the use of color at a small daily, "The Herald-Telephone" of Bloomington, Indiana. The content analysis was conducted for six weeks in 1988. Four aspects of photographs were analyzed: (1) whether a photo was taken indoors, outdoors at night, or outdoors during the day; (2) whether a photo accompanied a front page story, a story on another page, or was a stand-alone photograph; (3) whether a photo was staff or wire; and (4) the picture's category (spot news, general news, feature, portrait/personality, sports action, sports feature, or head shot combo). Findings indicated that more front-page photos were taken outdoors after color use than before; fewer news photos and more feature photos appeared on newspaper front pages after a newspaper switched from black-and-white to color photographs; and fewer front-page photographs accompanied stories after color use than before. (Thirty-three notes are included, and four tables of data are attached.) (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A