The New York Times' epic story of the killer avalanche near Steven's Pass last winter is a must read.
Read it not only for the great reporting of the heart-wrenching story, but for the multimedia experience they've put together. It's incredible and completely engrossing, and does what technology in media should do. The Times web guys are rock stars who are really pushing to discover the future of news on the web, and it's clearly not "leveraging the social graph" or "buzz" or "listicleish" or whatever. It is what it's always been—great storytelling that smartly takes advantage of the tools at hand to make the story better. Always to make the story better.