The Next Generation of Online Storytelling: The Jockey

December 6, 2013

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

When Russell Baze, the subject of "The Jockey," nuzzled a horse named Esperanza Latina at a barn at Golden Gate Fields, he said, "How could you not like this, huh?"

“The Jockey,” The New York Times’s second effort at immersive storytelling after its groundbreaking and award-winning “Snow Fall,” presents in text, video, stills and animated graphics the story of Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in horse racing. Age 55, he’s ridden in 50,000 races. The story illustrates how remarkable his achievement is in several ways. On a full-length portrait of...

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