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?

Effective communication is the main aim of any television program or newspaper. To communicate, most of the time, they use pictures along with the words. Many are of the view that these pictures have more effect as compared to words. Though the importance of words cannot be ignored, I completely agree with the view that by using pictures, one can interact in an efficacious manner.
Firstly
, there are different types of learners- visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and reading/writing learners. Different types of learners absorb and process the information in their style. To reach all kinds of audiences, the newspapers, and the television incorporates images, pictures, or any other visuals along with the words to make it more accessible and impactful.
Furthermore
, our brain retains the visuals for a long period. It always absorbs the visuals
first
.
For example
, in general, it is easy to recall the story of the movie seen rather than the version of a book. Realizing the importance of visuals and pictures, even in schools, the concept of smart class has been introduced wherein children are taught using visuals.
Hence
, by including visuals, the needs of larger sections of the society are catered.
Secondly
, pictures always present the data in a summarized form. The reader can’t read the whole newspaper. They will read the news of their interests in detail and in other areas, they simply look at the picture. Just by looking at the visual, one can have a fair idea about the story or news. If the message presented in the picture interest the audience, they would read the news
further
. In
this
manner, they are absorbing more and more information. In conclusion, the famous song “it’s only words and words are all I have” by Boyzone is not practical for everyone. Words along with pictures or any visual make the story interesting, more meaningful, and impactful. In my opinion, one picture says thousands of words so more and more visuals should be used to make the data more attractive for the people.
Submitted by Gurdeep chhabra on

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