The Week in Multimedia – March 6, 2017

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

Vox – 37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

By Dara Lind

Although these maps are not all designed by Vox, the detail that the images provide illustrates how multimedia components can enhance an article. Each map helps explain the history of America through its history of immigration.

The Washington Post – Trump Promise Tracker

By Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, and Leslie Shapiro

This continuous checker of Trump’s campaign promises features a great opening illustration, and an easy to use system of tracking different governmental spheres. The tracker updates various promises and fact checks them too.

The Los Angeles Times – L.A. keeps building near freeways, even though living there makes people sick

By TONY BARBOZA AND JON SCHLEUSS

Maps, video, graphics, photos; this article has it all. The article does a great job of visually representing the changes, challenges, and dangers of building homes near freeways.

The New York Times – Mardi Gras Isn’t Just in New Orleans

By DAMON WINTER and MEGHAN PETERSEN

Mardi Gras is known for its color and costumes. This photo piece from The Times captures these crucial elements and more in a place that’s not where you typically expect to see Mardi Gras celebrations.

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