SND34 Best of Digital Design: The New York Times wins a gold medal for “Snow Fall”

Click the image to view the winning entry.

Click the image to view the winning entry.

Judges awarded a gold medal to The New York Times for its entry “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” in the use of multimedia category.

Here’s what the judges had to say:

“This story sparks a lot of discussion about alternative forms of storytelling. Everyone was talking about it when it came out. It’s amazing the impact it had on on other newsrooms, even for non-visual journalists.”

“This defines the state of the art. It set a new standard for storytelling.”

(Kyle Ellis is a designer for CNN Digital in Atlanta and digital director for the Society for News Design.)