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MFJS 2140 Introduction to Newswriting: Infographics

Sample Infographics and Tools

Infographics Evaluation Criteria

1. Content/Clarity: covers topic clearly with appropriate details and examples

2. Design/Layout: makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc., to enhance the presentation

3. Audience: appropriately targets general audience through using common language and/or analogies

4. Graphics/Images: all graphics/images are related to the topic and make it easier to understand

5. References: Cites sources used appropriately; all images either original or comply with copyright law

Finding open access images

Images from the sources listed below are generally available for use on the open web. Remember:

  • Always read and comply with the use restrictions for each individual image.
  • Always cite images someone else created.
  • Images should not be sold or used in commercial products or for commercial purposes. Generally, you're free to use these images in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc, that are open and available to the public.

Image sources that use Creative Commons licenses:

Image sources that don't use Creative Commons licenses

These are fantastic image sources, but it can be harder to determine what rights you have for each individual image. Be sure to read the permissions carefully to understand if you're allowed to use and modify the images.

Digital Media Center

The Digital Media Center at the Anderson Academic Commons is managed by Digital Media/University Events and A/V Services. The DMC is a self-service, post-production studio, and is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the public.  For more information see the research guide,  Digital Media Center