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?

Media organizations often times have the
content
of their news accompanied with pictures. I believe
this
is a more effective approach than wordy contents as
pictures
Suggestion
the pictures
make stories fascinating, and comprehending. Opponents of the above view may argue that pictorial
content
often times do not convey the intended meaning to the audience.
For instance
,
sometimes
at some indefinite or unstated time
sometime
ago, I read a story with the headline “Corruption in Nigeria” in one of the dailies in my country and
this
news has images of politicians hiding away stacks of money, attached to it. When I saw the image, the thought that came to mind is that politicians are the ones worsening the problem of
corruption we
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corruption, we
have in the country, but when I read the news, the writer was talking about how corruption is happening in all spheres of life.
However
, there are a number of reasons why having images as part of the
content
of news makes it more effective.
Firstly
,
pictures
Suggestion
the pictures
make the news stories easier to read, and to understand. Most people have a busy lifestyle that they only have
little moment
Suggestion
a little moment
to spare in order to keep abreast of the happenings around them. With pictures portraying some part of the news, they can quickly decipher what the story is about.
In addition
, pictorial
content
can be more fascinating and
attractive especially
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attractive, especially
to the youngsters. Research has shown that the number of teenagers who read has declined over the years, and the reason cited was that youngsters find pictorial
content
more appealing than just words. In conclusion, it is clear to me that
although
news with pictorial
content
could sometimes not convey the intended meaning, the benefits of easy comprehension and fascination it offers cannot be outweighed.
Submitted by owaboyewuraola90 on

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