This article about the sport of cycling, which recently has been fraught with issues surrounding performance-enhancing drugs, makes excellent use of beautiful, cinematic photographs to grab the reader’s attention, as well as illuminating data in the form of maps, graphs, and charts. A feature on gun control laws in the United States (or the lack thereof), specifically focusing on the disturbing growth in popularity of semi-automatic weapons. As you scroll through the article, about a dozen beautifully designed infographics appear on the left, complementing the writing itself without interrupting it. Another beautifully executed snowfall by Britain’s The Telegraph.
This article explores the rise of the IT economy in India over the past few decades, generously using photographs of places and people to special leads bring the subject matter to life, while also throwing in some well-presented statistics. This article from the German magazine Zeit is about an East Berlin neighborhood that has exceeded its Socialist roots to take on a new character. It opens with clever cinematography and then allows a panel of locals to guide you through the neighborhood, using photo carousels and infographic presentations. This bastion of music journalism, which has been online-only from the start, has strong ties with the graphic design industry and has shown a fondness for snow falling since even before the Times published its watershed piece.