The Week in Multimedia – April 17, 2017

The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and National Geographic round out our top picks for this week.

The Washington Post – How realistic are New York apartments on TV shows?

By Nicki DeMarco, Caitlin Moore, Aaron Steckelberg and Shelly Tan

An entertaining topic, thorough research, and multimedia elements? This story has them all. With a look at some classic TV shows about life in the Big Apple, the Post utilizes detailed illustrations and real estate research to explain the realism of some of our favorite New York apartments.

The New York Times – Why Base Stealers Target Noah Syndergaard


Whether you follow baseball religiously or don’t even watch the sport, this piece from the Times utilized multimedia elements perfectly to enhance the story. What could have been a basic video or boring analysis comes to life with diagrams, charts, and motion graphics. It’s an interesting read even for those who are even the most basic of baseball fans.

The Atlantic – Barack Obama Is Okay With the Criticism

By The Atlantic

The Atlantic regularly puts out incredible animated videos, but this one stands out for the quality of the interview and the animation. The animations are vibrant and a great touch to this great interview.

National Geographic – Surprising Lives of Those Living Along U.S.-Mexico Border

By Daniel Stone
Photographs by James Whitlow Delano

This National Geographic photo story is beautiful, heart wrenching, and thought provoking. Each photo is a story of its own, and the layout itself contributes to the overall aesthetic and story.  

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