Blow Up the Funny Pages: Why Comics Make for Powerful Journalism

Illustrated journalism is sharp, shareable, and interactive, offering a highly engaging and immersive news experience to users. Yet few news organizations have built the editorial strategies necessary to quickly incorporate comics, illustrations and easy-to-parse infographics into their coverage. This panel will offer case studies, frank advice, and an extensive Q & A with leading practitioners in the illustrated journalism space. Key takeaways for attendees will include strategies for integrating illustrated journalism into the news cycle, what stories lend themselves best, how to effectively measure audience engagement, and how to integrate illustration with multimedia elements.


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