Both of these sites were extensive and well polished. Both had slideshows covering various topics as diverse as the unrest in the middle east to the business attire of men these days. The interactive feature of the workers response to the oil rig blowout here on the NYT site was especially engaging for viewers, with a video/interviews, a complete diagram of the oil rig, etc.
The LA Times also had a piece on gang violence, with separate sections labeled "victims", "advocates", etc. The writing accompanying these photos gave a background of gang violence, its effect on innocent people, the neighborhoods, etc. Many of the captions would give some information regarding the photo and then more extensive coverage on its meaning to the main subject. The writing tends to be concise, almost like a lead, but more spread out (in comparison to the "pyramid" style).