Both websites have a multimedia drop down list, and Pioneer Press offers photo galleries, local video, and national video links. Star Tribune, on the other hand, lists video, audio, slideshow, photo galleries, podcasts, and news graphics. They also link forums titled "your photos" and "your videos" where users can upload their own media into preset albums such as "Antique Cars," "Birdwatchers' Best," and "Local Music and Events."
I looked at photo slide shows from each organization covering Lindsey Vonn in the the Olympics. Both were very descriptive and included pictures of her training, racing, and receiving her gold medals. The copy almost always followed the style that we learned in class-- a one sentence description followed by a factual news sentence. The photos complement the stories visually, it's exciting to look at the pictures and see Vonn flying down the hills.
The podcasts on Star Tribune cover a variety of niche topics like the Ivey Awards and the State Fair. There's even an interview with a couple who has celebrated 55 anniversaries at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater. The audio presents news writing in an easy listening format for lifestyle and human interest type stories.
My favorite multimedia feature was also on the Star Tribune website. The slideshows that are posted include pictures and audio. I watched one about a band who travels to Iraq and plays concerts at U.S. military bases. There were pictures as well as audio of band members describing their experiences. The mix of interview and photos made it especially interesting to listen and watch.