Visual reporting is quickly becoming a primary method of reporting especially with internet becoming our main source of news, but is a picture or a video all we need to give us the information a about a particular topic? I was personally moved by Florian Shulz’s video, “Visions of the Arctic” ( http://vimeo.com/12417612 ) . It conveyed a specific tone and sense of personal connection that, I believe the written word alone cannot produce.
Similar to that was the Detroit Free Press’s video on the invasion of the Asian Carp.(http://www.freep.com/article/20110717/NEWS06/307170001/With-video-truth-about-Asian-carp) In the video, you see, first hand the effects of the Asian Carp in different areas. To see the fish farmers talk about their personal experiences gives the video a certain tone and personality that the written word might not convey. However, this video was used in addition to the text.
Do you think that photos and other visuals can tell us things that written word cannot? Why or why not? What do you think is the future of visual storytelling in the news?