The Week in Multimedia – December 5, 2016

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

The New York Times – Why It Will Be Hard to Repeal Obamacare

By Haeyoun Park and Troy Griggs

By Haeyoun Park and Troy Griggs

The strength of this piece lies in its readability and graphics. It’s pleasing to the eyes. It gets the facts across quickly and seamlessly. Park and Griggs prove that less is more with this one. Short, quick sentences and a simplistic layout get the job done in a beautiful way.

The Washington Post – If you want to rig an election…

By Bonnie Berkowitz, Cristina Rivero, and Tim Meko

By Bonnie Berkowitz, Cristina Rivero, and Tim Meko

The Post’s hand at informational cartoons has been a success. They are humorous and put the scenario at hand in context. In addition to simply being easy to understand and genuinely helpful, the layout of the piece encourages you to keep reading.

The Atlantic – Inside Jobs

By Bouree Lam and Adrienne Green

By Bouree Lam and Adrienne Green

This piece features 100 interviews with different people in different jobs across the country. You learn a lot about why they started where they are, what they love about it, and more. Plus, each interview features a beautiful, detailed illustration of the individual. It’s a lengthy anthology of a piece, but the hard work and excellent storytelling shines through.

Vox – The 13 best movies in theaters right now

By Alissa Wilkinson

By Alissa Wilkinson

Vox’s Cards are a great go to for quick viewing with detailed explanations. They have yet to appear in a Multimedia Rundown, but the layout and attention to detail deserves a look. Wilkinson utilizes the style of Cards to her full advantage by incorporating movie trailers to add to her detailed film recommendations.

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