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An online triumph

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.

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  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for pointing this out, Dan. I’ve been very critical of the web offerings of most major news organizations. This is an example of using the medium well

  2. Don

    It must be the equivalent of “sweeps week” for newspapers.

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