Picturing the News

The first workshop of 'The Alternative Leveson Inquiry' series, exploring how images are used by the media to sell stories.

  • Type
    Workshop
  • Date
    21 April, 2012
  • Location
    The People’s History Museum, Manchester

The first workshop of 'The Alternative Leveson Inquiry' series was put together by Spin Dry Media Collective, a group of young writers and illustrators supported by NOISE Incubation Projects.

Held in the People’s History Museum, Picturing the News focused on how images are used by the media to sell stories. Why include a picture?  What makes a photograph front-page worthy?  How can images be used to shape reader opinions?  The workshop also looked at the art of editorial cartoons from Hogarth to Bell: What can illustrations say that words cannot project? How does humour balance against outrage?

The content created during the workshop was included in the first issue of the Spin Dry Newspaper and Spin Dry Website published.

The collective holds another workshop, titled What Makes News Worthy?

Supported by

The European Commission’s Youth in Action Programme