“The Girl in the Closet”

Recipient of the Best Online Package award in The Charles E. Green Awards (2013)

Dallas Morning News Staff
The Dallas Morning News

Judge Comments:

girl in the closet dmnThe Dallas Morning News piece was much more ‘of’ the web than simply ‘on’ it. The presentation is simple and easy for the user. The menu bar at the top of the page creates easy access to each portion of the project.

Having each Chapter start with the large photo, except for the final chapter which has the same large visual presentation with the full video story, was very good as was the interactive elements with video and photo galleries in each chapter and the pull quotes appearing as you reach a certain point in the page. None of the elements took you off the page. The sections under “More Content” provide the extra elements to complete the project.

Josh Hatch, Sr.
Editor, Data and Interactives
Chronicle of Higher Education
Washington, DC


Misty Montano
Digital Content Manager
News 9/KUSA
Denver, Colorado

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“The Girl in the Closet”