Michael Griffin

Keynote on visual framing within audiovisual material

Michael GriffinMichael Griffin is a visiting assistant professor at Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN. His research interests include visual media studies with a particular focus on the history, theory and practice of visual representation in different forms of media. Michael Griffin has worked as a documentary filmmaker and video producer and has also been one of the most influential and committed advocators of visual communication studies in communication research. He is the past chair of the Visual Communication Studies Division of the International Communication Association and author of several influential articles on visual framing.


Selected publications on visual framing:

  • Griffin, M. (2004). Picturing America’s ‘‘war on terrorism’’ in Afghanistan and Iraq: Photographic motifs as news frames. Journalism, 5, 381-402.
  • Griffin, M., & Lee, J. (1995). Picturing the Gulf War: Constructing an image of the war in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 72, 813–825.