Published May 18, 2016
The Dallas Morning News
About this project
This “whodunit” was a collaborative effort between myself, a features editor and a breaking news reporter. In anticipation of the accused being extradited back to Texas to stand trial, we had to work quickly. I was involved with the story planning from the beginning, which made it easier to design and develop. I was also a project manager on this story, helping keep track of documents and other assets.
The design for this interactive was extremely detailed. I was given low resolution screenshots of social media messages which I was utlimately able to recreate in Illustrator. In doing so, I was able to guarantee readable, high-resolution images on mobile platforms.
By the numbers
At just over five minutes, this interactive presentation had one of the highest engagement times that the newspaper's website had ever seen. Additionally, there were more then 32,000 page views, slightly above par for an interactive of this caliber.