Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 216

Full Length Research Paper

Evolution on the front page visuals in The Tribune during 2001 & 2011

Pradeep Tewari
  • Pradeep Tewari
  • Senior Photojournalist, The Tribune Publication Chandigarh, India.
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  •  Received: 25 March 2014
  •  Accepted: 15 May 2014
  •  Published: 31 July 2014


The front page of a newspaper is very important for every newspaper, my study examines the evolution on the front page visuals of The Tribune in the year 2001 and 2011. Being one of the oldest newspaper of India, it was founded on 2 February 1881, in Lahore, Pakistan but after the partition in 15th August 1947 it was shifted to Punjab, India. During the study period one major change found, was the size of the newspaper which was reduced by 16.75% in 2011 as compare to 2001. Despite the reduction of the page, the visual share has increased in 2011. In the same manner, number of visuals was increased in 2011. As in 2001, 192 visuals were published whereas in 2011,198 visuals were published. In 2011, majority of the visuals 69.2% were used without byline whereas in 2001 only 21.9% were used without byline and usage of agencies visuals was reduced in 2011. The use of info graphic visuals has increased by 15.7 in 2011. Cartoon and visuals above the masthead was not published in 2011. Use of regional visuals was increased in 2011. Trend of one column visuals reduced in 2011. The trend of using political and entertainment visuals on front page got changed in 2011. The share of political and entertainment visuals reduced 12.8% and 9% respectively in 2011. Use of Government, sports and social visuals were increased in 2011. In the year 2011, 20.7%, 17.2% and 18.2% visuals were published respectively. Use of men visuals were increased drastically in 2011 and women visuals were reduced as compare to 2001.


Key words:  The Tribune, photojournalism, front page visuals, visuals study, info graphics.