In English

AROUND THE WORLD, news media are working hard to improve their visual storytelling skills with the use of photography, illustration, infographics, video, colour, symbols, and signs. Visual tools can make a story more interesting and easier to understand, but making the bits and pieces work effectively together can be a complex task. My book VISUEL JOURNALISTIK will show you how to use visual tools to create clear communication and avoid flashy effects that might confuse the message.

VISUEL JOURNALISTIK is a book for everyone who wants to master the tools of visual communication. I had experienced an unfulfilled need for such a book when teaching at Danish higher education in the fields of journalism and communication. However, this book should be just as useful to professionals.
It is my intention to use the-visual-journalist.com to update the contents of my book, using fresh examples to illustrate some of the points I am trying to make. My blog is bilingual for a number of reasons. One is that I hope to find a publisher for an international version of the book in the near future. In case you’re interested or have any suggestions in this respect, please drop me a line.

VISUEL JOURNALISTIK contains 278 pages in large format (200 x 267 mm). It starts with a theoretical part, followed by practice-oriented presentations of the different visual tools – showing how to use them, and how not to do it, with numerous examples from publications around the world. My book also describes how to integrate visual journalism into the editorial workflow – on every media platform.

Buy the Danish version of VISUEL JOURNALISTIK directly from the publisher and save 40 DKK (normal price 388 DKK).

OLE MUNK’s career in visual mass communication started at the age of twelve when his comic strip ØLVIS was published in the Copenhagen dailies Politiken and (later, when the kids’ pages editor got a new employer) Berlingske Tidende. Working with another comic strip, Felix, helped him finance his studies of architecture, and a growing number of illustration and design assignments inspired Ole Munk to graduate from the Institute of Visual Communication at the Danish Royal Academy of Arts.

After a couple of years as a freelance artist, Ole Munk got the job as Politiken’s first so-called visualizer in 1985. Four years later, he was hired by The Graphic Arts Institute to teach and work with scientific research. For almost thirty years, Ole Munk has been teaching infographics, typography, newspaper design, and drawing at the institution which is today known as The Danish School of Media and Journalism.

In 1995, he became a partner of Ribergård & Munk communication design, one of Scandinavia’s leading companies within the field of news design with more than 100 design and redesign jobs in their portfolio. Since 2014, Ole Munk has been working as the design director of Kristeligt Dagblad (the Christian Daily) alongside his educational and consulting duties.

Over the years, several of his design projects have won awards in Danish and international contests, and in 2003, he received the Commemorative Prize of Knud V Engelhardt (Knud V Engelhardts Mindelegat).

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