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Roanoke Times uses multimedia to mark Virginia Tech anniversary

The Roanoke Times has set up a multimedia blog as part of its coverage of the one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings.

The One Year Later site aims to ‘capture the sights, sounds and events… as captured over a 24-hour period’ and is using a combination of videos and text stories to create an emotive memorial.

A live story map plotting the Times’ coverage has also been produced, in addition to a map aggregating external news coverage of the anniversary.

The blog also links to a guestbook for readers and archived content from the paper on the shootings.

Washington Post wins record six Pulitzer Prizes

The Washington Post scooped a record six award at last night’s Pulitzer Prize ceremony including the Breaking News prize for its ‘multi-faceted’ online and print coverage of last April’s Virginia Tech shootings.

As the tragedy unfolded, the Washington Post covered the event in print and in multimedia online, providing what the Pulitzer Board described as ‘exceptional coverage’.

The Post provided profiles of each of the 32 victims as well as the killer, Seung-Hui Cho, and wrote about the failure of the university’s mental health services to react to warning signs or help Cho.

It also won prizes for public service, feature writing, national reporting, international affairs and commentary.