Among the best examples of Web journalism I’ve seen recently is this special report produced by The Enterprise of Brockton. Titled “Wasted Youth,” the package offers an in-depth look at kids who are battling OxyContin and heroin addiction — a battle some of them end up losing.
The online version encompasses long-form narrative storytelling (don’t let anyone tell you that everything on the Web must be broken into bite-size chunks), narrated slide shows, discussion boards and resources for further information and for help. The paper is running follow-ups as well. A triumph.