Visual journalism is the combination of text, images and layout.
Visual journalism is a much wider concept than photojournalism. It is essentially creating the overall visual appearance of a newspaper, magazine, TV-channel or so on.
The visual appearance of a media channel, newspaper or magazine is created with typography, photographs, videos, illustrations, cartoons, maps, infographics and other graphical solutions.
Visual journalism is a much wider concept than photojournalism.
Modern online newspapers and magazines have the technical conditions to employ multimodality in journalism. Good examples of pioneers in this field include the British newspaper The Guardian and the US-based newspaper The New York Times.
These papers have experimented with the use of text, pictures, videos and infographics in the same article offering a multimedia experience that goes beyond the possibilities of any traditional media channels.