Before The State of The Union, there was multiple articles that previewed what the president would discuss, including one highlighting First Lady Michelle Obama's guests and another with Senior Adviser David Plouffe, where Plouffe said the economy would be the main focus of the address. While these articles were informative, NPR was unique and provided a listening guide for viewers. This written piece was preceded by a radio discussion with other listeners on NPR the day before and then another on the morning of the speech.
NPR's coverage throughout the speech was active and engaged their readers, but their coverage after the event was remarkable. They fact checked Obama's speech, even adding a radio story about it, which was incredibly unique. By far the most impressive and engaging article that NPR published was their markup piece, which featured key reactions and added links to other pieces of multimedia. In their own way, NPR created their own Storify, except there were fewer Tweets and more of a multimedia focus.