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

A common trend among newspapers and TV is
to
to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
too
frequently display images and graphics related to events being reported. In
this
essay I will discuss the reasons for media to opt for that path and explain why I believe
this
method of transmitting information is a great development for our society.
To begin
with, information is an essential element of our democracy, but many citizens are not keen to read long segments of reporting or to listen to debates about complex subjects. By using photographs and videos, news organizations can call
user’s attention
Suggestion
the user’s attention
due to human's natural
hability
the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
ability
to focus on graphical representations.
As a result
, media can increase the
likehood
the probability of a specified outcome
likelihood
of events and opinions being
analyzed
examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts
analysed
and discussed
by
Suggestion
with
ordinary people.
On the other hand
, if newspapers adopted a text-only strategy, most potential readers would likely dismiss the reporting. Another benefit of displaying news followed by pictures is related to how foreign events can be acknowledged by a variety of countries through social media. Users of these websites may not be able to read a particular article given they are unable to understand the language in which it was written, but they can get the general meaning behind the reporting.
For instance
, even though most western citizens are not capable of reading Chinese blogs, the videos and images related to recent Hong Kong strikes took the entire web and gave voice to those who were protesting. In conclusion, I strongly believe news organizations should continue to incorporate pictures and other forms of graphical data into their articles and headlines, as a way to increase the probability of users paying attention to relevant events and to help spread information about international affairs to as many countries as possible.
Submitted by juliano.rossi on

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