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Johansson, B., Lilleker, D., Veneti, A. and Visgo, O., 2023. Editorial. Journal of Visual Political Communication, 10 (1), 3-6.

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DOI: 10.1386/jvpc_00020_2


This article sets out the scope for the Journal of Visual Political Communication, the growing body of research in this field and introduces some of the key debates which are discussed by the essays in this special relaunch edition. The brief discussion firstly introduces power and symbolism, and who is represented and empowered through visual political communication. Secondly, the role of visuals in diplomacy and international relations. Thirdly, how visuals give a sense of proximity and closeness, exploring the role of photojournalists. Fourthly, the use of visuals for strategic impression management by political actors and the notion of authenticity. Fifthly, the role that user-generated visuals play within political communication. And, sixthly, the debates around computer-assisted, automated and artificial intelligence as tools for the analysis of visuals. The article gives insights into some of the important strands of research, debates which the journal seeks to explore.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:visuals; politics; visual communication; research; key debates; relaunch
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:38621
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:06 Jun 2023 13:37
Last Modified:06 Jun 2023 13:37


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