If a picture is worth a thousand words, just what are these three pictures trying to tell us?
The Sunday Star Times chose these three photographs to illustrate its story today about the impact being Leader of the Opposition might have on the candidates’ partners.
Shane Jones is seen with his partner Dot Pumipi, Grant Robertson with his partner Alf Kaiwai, and David Cunliffe with his wife Karen Price.
The paper labelled David Cunliffe ‘protective; Shane Jones ‘reinvigorated’; but offered no summary of Robertson’s mindset.
Why did the paper choose these particular photographs, what was it trying to convey by that choice, and what, if anything, do you think the photographs tell us about the candidates themselves?
Media trainer and commentator Dr Brian Edwards
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