The Week in Multimedia – October 10, 2016

NPR, Quartz, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post round out our top picks for this week.

NPR – Looking Back on Fifty Years of Busing in Boston

Article by Audie Cornish/Photo by Kieran Kesner/NPR

Article by Audie Cornish/Photo by Kieran Kesner/NPR

This report from NPR’s All Things Considered is an interesting look back at the history of Boston’s desegregation program. The audio itself stands alone, but the additional photos in the print version add images to an already descriptive audio piece.

Quartz – Map of the Internet

Credit: Quartz/Illustration by Superpixel

Credit: Quartz/Illustration by Superpixel

This piece from Quartz features incredible graphics detailing specifics about the World Wide Web. The graphics are sharp and feature an appealing color scheme that all helps to uncover the details of the Internet. Note: The piece is sponsored by AT&T. 

The Atlantic – Harrowing Scenes From the Mediterranean as Migrants Risk Everything for a Chance at a Better Life

TOPSHOT - A migrant is rescued from the mediteranean sea by a member of Proactiva Open Arms NGO some 20 nautical miles north of Libya on October 3, 2016. Thousands of migrants are "racing against the clock" to make the perilous crossing from Libya to Europe before summer ends, with authorities in the conflict-torn country at a loss to stem the flow. / AFP / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo Credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

The Atlantic pulled together some of the most moving and heartbreaking images from migrants traveling across the Mediterranean. From people stuffed packed tightly together, to arms and limbs sprawled over the sides of boats, to bright orange life vests, these photos depict the struggles and dangers of migrants fleeing their homelands.

The Washington Post – When was America great? It depends on who you are.

Credit: Kim Soffen and Denise Lu

Credit: Kim Soffen and Denise Lu

The Washington Post graphics team breaks down America’s economic history over the past 60 years. Featuring detailed graphs, the piece pinpoints crucial economic landmarks in America’s history to define what made the country “great.”

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