Getting the Pictures
Images are an essential feature of journalism. They help tell the story.
Pictures—video or photographs—can bring the story to life, whereas words need supplements to reinforce details of the story. Whether it is the sedate opening of a parliament or a horrific story of a plane crash, images bring a story to life and are important to the telling of a tale.
General news requires photographs and video to illustrate a story and photojournalism has become an important arm of journalism. Photojournalists (and the term includes video) help interpret events and communicate newsworthy information through still or moving images, used ...