We have grown accustomed to multimedia accompanying our news. News organizations can’t get away with simply reciting the facts. We want charts, we want photos, we want videos. And now, a lot of online news websites are taking it a step further and producing full-blown multimedia stories. These are different than regular news stories because they are non-linear. You don’t have to read top to bottom, left to right. If you want to start with the text, you start with the text. If you want to watch an interview, you watch the interview. These stories are a lot more appealing to the eye and provide more varied information than traditional news stories.

Confused? Check out these multimedia stories to see for yourself:

Talking to the Taliban

Two Tours of Magnolia Plantation