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Diversity

The Star Tribune has an Internet feature that focuses on Liberians in Minnesota. Their story is told through videos and slide shows that Liberians themselves largely narrate.This is a really interesting approach to a news story in that it tells the Liberian immigrants' story in a way that could only be done online.

The main page includes a table of contents with various sections. One of the sections focuses on daily life, and within that section there are various topics such as food, music, religion, etc. There is another section that focuses on how people are recovering from the horrors of the war in Liberia, and there are also two individuals' stories.

I think this is an excellent approach to explaining a little-known community to the greater Twin Cities. A single story would not have given a complete picture of what these people's experience has been. This story showed their life from a variety of points of view.