For all our handwringing about its demise—print—especially in the form the double-page spread of print newspapers or magazines, still provides an unequaled platform in terms of size, portability and information density.
A two page spread allowed us to run a three-quarters life-size photograph of Deborah Awut, a nurse at health care unit in the Sudan in an article about the return of refugees.
The impact of a large photograph of a boy who had lost his leg to a cluster bomb next to photographs of the bombs at actual size would be difficult to achieve on a phone or tablet.
An article about education around the world, started with a double page spread of a young Indian women.
A photograph of women filling water cans by hand seemed a good way to start the article about how access to water continues to be a struggle in rural Mozambique .
A large area also allows for bringing images together to tell a story, without a loss of scale.
A 86.36 by 55.88 centimeters (34 x 22 in.) map showing statistical information for the some 60 countries and surrounded small stories created a tableau of information impossible to display on a tablet or project on a wall. It folded to 21.59 by 27.94 centimeters (8.5 x 11 in.) for easy handling.