One Year in Ferguson
In the wake of the 2014 slaying of Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer and the protests that ensued, American news audiences were overwhelmed with a nonstop barrage of coverage and commentary, often to alienating effect. St. Louis Public Radio’s One Year in Ferguson offers clarity in the form of a raw, arresting sequence of images and sound clips that plunge the audience into a curated experience of the year that followed for Ferguson’s citizens. The application’s simplicity belies its powerful design. The stark layout in which the story is unfurled represents the cutting edge of technical and journalistic storytelling methods in public radio.