It's important to use infographics in newspaper because there are a lot of subjects and articles that are better explained to the reader visually than writing a long article about it. Infographics help the issue at hand come alive and relevant, and it's a funner way to communicate information. It's a lot easier to see patterns and connections, its easier to make sense of, and it focuses on the information that's really important.
Infographics are also important because there are a lot of people out there who don't like reading the newspaper, but most people like reading infographics because it's a graphic. Because of infographics, more people would be interested in grabbing the paper rather than if it was a newspaper with just a lot of articles and no pictures.