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The Complete Editor, 2nd Edition by Edward Mullins, James Glen Stovall

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chapter

7

Pictures

The Photo Editor

Selection

Cropping

Digital Photography

Pictures on the Web

Ethics and Taste

Outlines

Exercises

 

Pictures are one of the most important parts of a publication. Pictures help editors and reporters to tell the stories they must tell. They inform and illustrate. They give the reader, who lives in a visual world, the visual messages they expect from the news media.

Many news editors believe pictures to be the most important design element with which they have to work. On a printed page full of type, the picture stands out. Of all the elements, pictures are the one most likely to catch readers’ eyes first and hold their attention the longest. A good picture can focus readers’ eye on the page and ...

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