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?

Pictures are
effective way
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an effective way
of communication and some people claim that pictures are more effective than words in revealing the news. From my perspective, I disagree with
this
statement for two reasons,
firstly
the story is not complete without detailed explanation that includes words and written analysis and
secondly
pictures are not always appropriate to describe all situations
such
as terrifying crimes and human crisis. Using pictures to tell the news can serve as a support element, but it must be followed by the details for a comprehensive delivery of the news.
That is
to say, a photo of a handshake between two leaders cannot reveal the details of the story. Whether they were able to resolve the
economical
Suggestion
economic
and political tension between their countries, must be explained in words and for sure an article by experts in foreign policies and economics would be more effective than any photos. The
second
justification is that some news cannot be accompanied by photos because they are inappropriate to broadcast.
For example
, a terrible crime that involved the murder of an innocent person should not be described by photos.
That is
why several social media platforms have a no harm policy in
this
regard and prohibit broadcasting inappropriate photos and videos. In
this
particular situation, only words that can describe what has happened. To conclude,
accompanying news
Suggestion
the accompanying news
with pictures provide more credibility to the reported story, but is not more effective than words.
In addition
,
in particular
situations photos are not suitable
to
Suggestion
for
broadcast and
only words
Suggestion
the only words
that can report the news.
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