Journalism and Art: Complementary and Collaborative Storytelling – Nieman Storyboard

To present statistics in a way that fosters public engagement, hire an artist.

Such “aesthetic journalism” has dovetailed with a burgeoning activist impulse by artists to engage with politics and world events. If journalism marshals its techniques to provide a view on the world, then art provides a “view on the view,” a way to question our assumptions about how we perceive the world, says Alfredo Cramerotti, director of MOSTYN, a publicly funded art gallery in Wales, and author of the book “Aesthetic Journalism.” “Journalism proposes a certain perspective and uses a number of elements to make it valid. The work of an artist and the value of artistic practice is in taking a perspective and shifting it slightly so it becomes something else.”

Source: Journalism and Art: Complementary and Collaborative Storytelling – Nieman Storyboard

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