News graphics: some typological and textual aspects


  • Outi Järvi University of Vaasa


The aim of this article is to present a research project of news graphics. In this article, some results of an analysis concerning the frequencies of the different categories of news graphics in the material are presented. This part of the analysis also tries to examine how the different types of news graphics are related to the subject matters of the news stories. The relations between news graphics and the written text are analyzed with the help of a thematic analysis. The analysis model is presented with the help of a practical example. At the end, some preliminary suggestions are brought up into discussion about the role of news graphics as the mediator of information in news stories. The research material consists of 274 items of news articles and features that include news graphics. The material has been published in the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat in January 2001.