Turning Journalism Students Into Visual Storytellers


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Turning Journalism Students Into Visual Storytellers

Turn photography into photojournalism.

Type: Webinar

Originally broadcast on June 12, 2018

Time Estimate: One hour


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This session will guide you through building lessons to help your students move from making snapshots to committing acts of visual journalism. It will help you understand the difference between memory triggers and news photography.

It will also outline several class assignments you can give your students to help them develop their visual journalism skills, assignments that are not equipment-dependent so they can be inserted into any journalism course.


  • How to tell the difference between a snapshot and a news photo
  • How to help your students understand the needs of their audience
  • How to help your students understand the importance of context
  • How to develop course assignments to move your students into telling better visual stories


    Educators who are helping students learn the basics of journalism and visual journalism storytelling, regardless of the tools they have at hand.


Mark E. Johnson

Mark E. Johnson is the Senior Lecturer of Photojournalism and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he oversees the Visual Journalism program. An early digital disciple and technology geek, he believes that the story is always more important than the form it’s presented in.