Reporting on terror. Analysis of the use of infographics in news on the Barcelona terror attacks of 17 August, 2017, by print newspapers from the Basque Autonomous Community

ABSTRACT. This article evaluates the quality of the infographics published in the print general-information newspapers of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country after the Barcelona terror attacks of 17 August 2017. Methods. The study is based on the analysis of all the infographic material used in the news on the Barcelona terror attacks published by Basque print newspapers. The quality of these infographics is measured with the method developed by Spanish scholar Valero Sancho, which provides quality indexes that are determined through a numerical formula. Results and conclusions. The results reveal that El País newspaper published the largest number of infographics, while El Mundo published the best-quality infographics. El Correo and Diario Vasco also obtained high rates of infographic production, followed by the newspapers published by Grupo de Noticias, whose infographic quality is at an incipient stage.

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To cite the article:
CASTAÑEDA, Aitor (2018): “Reporting on terror. Analysis of the use of infographics in news on the Barcelona terror attacks of 17 August, 2017, by print newspapers from the Basque Autonomous Community”. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 73, pp. 662 to 687.
http://www.revistalatinacs.org/073paper/1275/34en.html
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-2018-1275en
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