Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer
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Virtually connecting visual journalists

The written word is no doubt the foundation of print journalism, but few people want to read paragraph after paragraph of text. Enter the graphic designers and production teams, who work in to the late hours of the night turning that text in to the newspapers and magazines sold every day. For visual journalists, the Visual Editors social network is a place to display a portfolio, learn industry news and connect with fellow designers.

Those proclaiming the death of newspapers need only look at the portfolio section to see the fantastic work that designers across the country are producing for newspapers on a daily basis. This cover of the Weekend Missourian perfectly sums up the story inside, by making a simple yet bold visual statement. Similarly impressive is this story on Snoop Dogg, designed perfectly with a bold illustration.

There the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, but a picture (or two), plus a thousand words — that’s a well designed newspaper article.