During my time at Italian newspaper La Stampa, I designed several multimedia layouts for stories. Among them was a piece by my colleague Manuela Messina on chronic student absenteeism and high dropout rates in Italian schools. In the South the problem is especially grave, exacerbated by poverty, unemployment, and crime.
The story followed an interview format interspersed with various multimedia elements (tables and charts, video, and photos). Due to time constraints, a simpler layout was used in the final piece.
Cover photo: Reuters.