Hi, I'm new here.

I have a question in regards to design on a newsletter made with mailchimp.

I've recently been asked to make sure the article excerp matches (or near enough matches) the line height of the image.

Example 1

As opposed to...

Example 2

The reason I am told to do this is because it's best practice and that the second example looks messy. In the four years I've been creating newsletter's I've never heard of this.

I know that design is subject to the user but I cannot find any such best practices for matching text to image height. I would love to have some insight, just to learn. Thanks in advance.