The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, and USA Today round out our top picks for this week.
The New York Times – 4.1 Miles
This heart wrenching short documentary from the New York Times is beautifully done. It is an example of multimedia video at its finest merging storytelling and wonderful graphics.
National Geographic – Intimate Photos Show the Power of the African American Museum
The multimedia pieces that have developed over the past few weeks have been beautiful combinations of photo and video and audio. But this photo series does a great job of bringing together the visitor experience and the exhibits, rather than just focusing on the exhibits.
The Washington Post – The Cobalt Pipeline: Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops
This story culminates infographics, video, photography, and maps to tell the story of the cobalt pipeline. Using references to how much cobalt is in the device you’re using to read this article right now, and images of the diggers, the piece brings the reader into the story and puts a face to the process.
USA Today – The most dangerous cities in America
This video is simple. It uses text and images, but it clearly gets the point across. It’s easy to watch and quickly helps you learn which cities are the most dangerous in a more creative method than a listicle.