In 2013, as online journalism continues to evolve in its presentation and content, Deseret News tried its hand at presenting compelling long-form journalism in a new multimedia format.

Here are four such stories published on

Brylee’s Wings

The heart-wrenching story of a family savoring every moment with three-year-old Brylee Olson as she struggles in a daily battle against cancer.

Living Lonely: Seniors in Search of a Song

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Part one of Deseret News writer Lois Collin’s three-part series about living with loneliness in America, “Seniors in Search of a Song,” is an up-close and personal look at the effects of loneliness on America’s senior citizens, and what can be done about it.

Living Lonely: Unsettled Refugees

As the name suggests, part two of the Living Lonely series covers the challenges immigrants face when coming to America from having to learn a new language to adapting to a completely different culture.

Living Lonely: When the Ill are Invisible

Part three discuses how serious illness and disability leave kids and by extension their families feeling lonely.

Freeman Stevenson is a Snow College grad and a writer for the Opinion section and Brandview. Email Freeman at