The graphical style is one component of the whole editorial style of a newspaper. While some newspapers have a heavy-text approach, others are based in graphics, photographs, quotations, bullets, colors. It can be argued that the former is made for reading, while the latter is made for looking.
The text-based newspaper uses expository writing to construct a broad argument. The viewer needs time and absorption to go through the content and consider the evidences. The predominance of text might grant an authority to the newspaper and to the author, which makes the argument stronger and the newspaper more credible.
The image-based newspaper processes the information, delivering a “pre-chewed” story to the reader. The infographics, as previously discussed here, imply a point-of-view, but carry an aura of objectivity, free of any opinion. The headlines, bullets, quotation and images direct the reading.