News stories on TV and in newspapers are very often accompanied by pictures. Some people say that these pictures are more effective than words. What is your opinion about this?

Nowadays, every person likes to be acquainted with the news and these news clippings are often shown with some striking images. Some thinkers believe that the pictures presented along with the news items are more effective than words, to which I have dissenting views. On one hand, there are many advantages of photographs that are accompanied
the news. The foremost being, these pictures offer an overview
the particular news report for the readers and the listeners.
For instance
, if the viewer has
a lack
of time or one is illiterate
one can comprehend the news through the photographs which are published along with it.
, these photos even present clarity to the broadcasted news. To illustrate, about 80 percent of the news bulletin is shown with some detailed pictures of the event so as to attract a higher
On the other hand
, photographs are of the lesser value unless they are accompanied by some words as words present in depth details of the news report.
In addition
, the larger view and emotions about a particular happening, may it be positive or unpleasant, are conveyed more effectively through words.
For example
, the sentiments of the victims of natural disasters
as earthquakes can be depicted more impressively through words than photographs. Apart from
, sometimes words become even necessary to explain the facts and figures which are depicted in the photographs accompanied with news clippings. To conclude, albeit pictures are necessary to convey the new to
the public
, in my opinion, words create a greater impact on the mind of the readers.
, words are more effective.
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