Definition: Graphics

In the context of the Graphic News User Terms for Publishers the term Graphic is defined as the graphics as supplied, the elements, words and coding used in their construction and with which they are associated, all rearrangements, modifications, or translations made of these regardless of the form or media in or on which the graphics are supplied, or stored or copied to.

Graphics are defined in this way so that Publishers may modify graphics, translate or edit the words, or use graphic elements in their own graphics without this compromising Graphic N ws’ copyright.

Publishers may therefore use the words from the Graphic News website giving the context and caption for each Graphic. They may also use any story associated with a Graphic, provided this is not credited to an different agency.

21 days to go until NEW GRAPHIC NEWS - a new website for a new era.

28 years ago — April 2, 1991 — the original Graphic News launched using a precursor to today’s websites that used email technology. These enabled infographics to be delivered electronically around the world over telephone lines. What was possible was very limited - It took 10 minutes for a 100K file to download.

Since then delivery speeds and website technology have moved on. The new website will offer the best online experience possible now, adding many new features (and offering new opportunities for the future), but still enabling existing users to select and download infographics and enjoy the distinct brand of visual journalism that is Graphic News.

Over the coming days I will give further information. Please contact me if you have any questions. Fiona Roberts, froberts @