I compared the Star Tribune website to the CBS Minnesota website. The multimedia that both have photo galleries, videos, and audio slideshows. The Star Tribune also had podcasts, news graphics, and just audio clips. These types of multimedia complement news stories because they allow the reader to see whats happening instead of just trying to picture it in their head. The can give more of a description when the audience can hear and see the news and get an accurate sense of the situation. Being able to see a dog show, and just reading the details are two different things. Visuals and audio complement a news story very well.
In the photo galleries, there are very short but detailed paragraphs about what is going on in the picture and the basic outline of the story, similar to a lead. The slideshows don't have very much writing except for a short describing paragraph on the side similar to that of the pictures. There doesn't need to be much writing, because the photos and audio decribe enough.