This study analyzes a recent news story that employed both words and photographs as communicative symbols. Traditional news narrative theories follow the logical signs of language. Therefore, how does the discourse of news presented using two types of sign systems differ? This study examines news stories and news photographs using a qualitative method to identify whether a relationship exists between the words and the photographs of a news story. The results indicate that a relationship not only exist between the words and photographs, and tends to adopt one of the following forms: (1) the words and photographs complement each other; (2) the words and photographs contradict each other; (3) the words and photographs suggest additional meaning not yet revealed; and (4) the words and photographs compete to reveal additional meaning.