Transforming the Comics Section: Dan Archer Illustrates the NewsWhen thinking about visual media, the formats that probably readily come to mind are photography, video and infographics. Tried and true, multitudes of journalists have used these media as the default go-tos when trying to add dimension or boost the power of a story as a whole.

But rather than the text of A1 or the video packages at the top of the hour having the most compelling story of the day, what if it was the images in the Sunday cartoons instead?

Dan Archer, one of the 2014-2015 Reynolds Journalism Institute fellows, has made a career out of committing acts of journalism through his comics. Before coming to the Missouri School of Journalism, he served as a 2011-2012 John S. Knight Fellows at Stanford University, where he worked to promote the use of the format for journalistic purposes.

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