The before and after shot’s often become a great weapon for a digital journalist when trying to his or her article more interactive, often the consumer (reader) will get so drawn in by the photography that the picture will wind up telling most of your story for you.
In modern day journalism, the content provider can also pinpoint the location for the consumer by applying a digital map to his work, to give the reader a better perspective on where a certain location had taken place, in relations to landmarks such as schools, beaches or memorials.
Visual and Audio media can also play a major role in the evolution of modern digital reporting, as keeping a consumers attention as become allot harder over the last few years, due to the demand for more up to the second news. Both give the consumer a chance to get a more personal feel into the story by hearing and seeing what actions the words are describing.
Another type of Visual that gives the consumer a better understanding is using graphs like the one below. Not only does it draw the readers eye, but it is informal. But to much graphics can distract from the overal point especially if the info-graph is misleading.