Lots of educators who take my courses and workshops want samples that they can use in their classes. These are some of the most requested stories and samples.
Mother Stops Drive-By Shooting (Vanguard)
Snow Fall: New York Times Multimedia Project
This is a truly innovative multimedia project that includes interactive maps, video, audio, stills, copy. Pay special attention to how the multimedia enhances the journalism, allows the user to decide what they want more of or less of.
Generally, stand-ups are best used to transition from one place or time to another. Sometimes they can be the right tool to establish your presence at a story or to explain something for which there is no video. But here is a standup-a LONG standup, in which the journalist uses the technique of drawing on a glass between him and the camera. Then in post-production the editor adds the visual elements that the journalist is talking about. See what you think:
Steve Hartman Story
Here is a nice local daily turn story that shows how natural sound and magic moments enrich storytelling: