The New York Times and USA Today are two newspapers that have adapted well to the new-age of technology and the ways information is dispersed. They way that they incorporate their multimedia into their news is a way to help a reader have a better grasp of what they are reading or seeing.
Both news organizations use pictures and video to compliment some of their stories. Also, they both have links to exclusively view news videos and photos.
The New York Times seems to have more video, or photo links to go along with their top stories on the main page. USA Today has more of a featured section on the news stories that have video, or photos to help describe the story.
Both news organizations use multimedia aspects to help write their story. With the photo slideshows, usually the captions help tell what is happening in the photo, as well as to help tell the whole story.
Having a video or photo to describe a news story really helps the reader visualize what's being reported. It almost helps put a reader right into the middle of a story.