What Is Multimedia?

Journalists have been dabbling with multimedia for years. Steps ahead of the book business in embracing new digital forms, news organizations see multimedia's potential to tell stories with greater zip while enhancing the quality of their reporting. After years of experimentation, they've figured out how digital applications can add value to a reader's experience. This is evidenced by a December 2012 feature in The New York Times—one that critics regard as a turning point in digital age storytelling.

“Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, thanks to its “evocative narrative,” ...

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