Photojournalism, in my opinion, is the most successful tactic at getting a reader’s attention. While one may just be scanning through the National Geographic and a graphic or vivid image of a lion waiting to hung its prey down comes across a page, there’s almost no way a reader is going to ignore that image. Photojournalists have to travel deep into the heart of the story to capture the perfect image that says it all. For example the picture of this rhinoceros captures the entire text of the story into one image. Sure it may be a graphic and difficult photograph for some readers to take in, but it shows the cruel, true fact that animals are being severely injured for parts of their body. Photojournalists allow society to vividly see photographs that tell the truth. Journalists who dive in and dig deep to find their story are successful as well, but there’s nothing truer than a photograph.
To view more about this poaching, you can visit http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/rhino-wars/gwin-text.