When showing is better than telling

Wildfires have been devastating California over the past few days. The Los Angeles Times has been keeping up with this news. Their balance between text and photos enhances their coverage. In the most recent article on the topic, which revolves around the spread of the fire to the town of Weed, California, there is a very insightful photo slideshow. It contains 19 shots taken by the Los Angeles Times’ Robert Gauthier and the Associated Press’ Jeff Barnard, plus a few others. The photos provide a glimpse into the chaos that is going on in that area right now. It is one thing to hear that houses are burning down, but to see the house burning down leaves a much greater impact.

Photo credit: Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Photo credit: Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Photo credit: Robert Gauthier, LA Times.
Photo credit: Robert Gauthier, LA Times.
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