A popular multimedia feature that is used on the websites of CNN and FOX NEWS is the slideshow. These websites maximize this feature by embedding a slideshow of pictures to accompany a story with compelling images. Slideshows enhance the reader's experience by allowing them to see AND read about major events in the news. The writing in the captions is concise, normally containing a summary of the given picture along with a piece of important information that ties to the story,.
Both CNN and FOX NEWS have an entire page on their site dedicated to presenting news stories in video form. On both websites, the button to access the "Video" page is right next to the "Home" button on the site-navigation bar. This could be an indicator that consuming news via video clips is becoming the most popular way for news to be obtained by site visitors. There is hardly any writing that accompanies the videos, other than a seven or eight word sentence that briefly explains the content of the video. In some cases, a video will be at the top of the page above the actual news article. This is a well-designed feature to appeal to site visitors because they can choose between learning about the news story by watching and/or reading.