The multimedia options of ABC News and the Star Tribune websites vary greatly, primarily because they are two very different types of news outlets.
ABC News has a wide range of multimedia options, such as slideshows and video coverage. The news outlet also provides accompanying written news stories that are full news stories.
The reason for the many options for ABC News could be because not only is ABC News a broadcast news outlet, but it is also a national news outlet, which gives ABC News a lot of options that a smaller, print-based news outlet has the capacity for.
The Star Tribune also provides many multimedia options, such as audio, video, photo galleries, and news graphics with accompanying text.
The Star Tribune does have an impressive multimedia selection for being print-based, but the outlet probably decided that taking advantage of internet technology is one of the best ways to keep their audience from moving on to more broadcast-oriented outlets such as ABC News.
One thing that Star Tribune might want to increase is their multimedia options with their written stories online. They could accompany their stories with more video, audio, graphics, and photo galleries instead of strictly a news story.
This is one area where ABC News has the upper hand, because just about every written article on their website has an accompanying video and other multimedia options. This is, of course, because ABC News has much more video coverage because it is a broadcast organization, but the Star Tribune might have to do more to keep up.