The French daily Libération is using a simple timeline template to build recap stories on various news subjects.
Recently, they used it to connect the dots about the “Benalla gate” which has been causing a stir in the French public opinion. The format is a welcome addition to the coverage of a case which has become a massive topic of conservation, in the middle of the holiday season in France. I think it’s a useful catch-up format for many readers who feel overwhelmed by this news or simply want to know more.
Libé also used the timeline for a year-long series that commemorates the anniversary of 1968 — an iconic year for socio-economic change — highlighting one piece of archive a day.