Publisher’s Service Guide

  • THE STORIES: Graphic News’ infographics give a concise and visual presentation of topical news stories of worldwide interest... current affairs, sport, business, science and technology, motoring, entertainment – what is happening, where, when and why ... a unique genre of visual storytelling.

  • THE GRAPHICS: Designed for both print and digital, the graphics are available in static and responsive formats. Responsive graphics adapt to suit the width of the display on which they are viewed. They therefore look as good on mobile devices as they do on desktop computers and the printed page.

  • FINDING OUT WHAT’S NEW: As graphics are scarce and relate to specific news stories a variety of alerts are available to keep you up to date with what’s new. Alternatively you can of course see the latest graphics by visiting the website.

    • e-alerts : Can be sent direct to your mailbox. Don’t worry! - we try to limit to no more than 5 each day. They are popular because you know what is available without having to log on, and can be sent free of charge if you register as a visitor, or by contacting the GN support team if your publication subscribes to our service.
    • Social Media: Alternatively you can follow us on twitter @gngraphicnews , or by rss
    • GN App: Increasingly popular, the GN app as a quick link to the home page or the latest graphics on our website. On your mobile, bookmark the page you want and send the bookmark to your front view.
    • FTP Feeds are also available, so publishers with their own Content Management System (CMS) can show what graphics are available alongside text stories and pictures.


  • SEARCHING THE ARCHIVE: To find graphics you can select the language (using the flags at the top), and use the index, or search by keyword.

  • USING GRAPHICS: In the competitive media market of today, where many players cover the same stories with near identical words and pictures, infographics can help publishers stand our from the crowd and provide a modern lively and interesting approach to engage readers.

    • A succinct summary: Graphics can be published as supplied, allowing a journalist to discuss the main issues and significance knowing that the key facts are succinctly summarised in the graphic. The words can also be edited to complement the editorial coverage or for the particular audience.
    • Exclusive content: If a publisher is lucky enough to have their own graphic designers, graphics can be modified to the in-house style or page design. This enables content exclusive to your publication to be produced cost-effectively.
    • A resource: As graphics take time to research and produce and are information rich, drawn elements and information can be used by your graphics team to create new graphics much more rapidly than by creating graphics from scratch.
    • A news source: The editors at Graphic News search for original stories of world interest for which sufficient information is available to produce an infographic.
    • ...subject to the User Terms: Please remember that an appropriate credit must always be appended when a graphic is published and that although subscribing publishers have unlimited access, graphics must not be downloaded and archived for use at a later date. USER TERMS

      FAQ: Why do graphics need to be combined with text on a news page?
      FAQ: Are graphics worth the effort?
      FAQ: How should graphics be integrated into a newsroom?

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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 @