With U.S. newspapers on the ropes and even big-city dailies trimming back coverage in all sorts of areas, The Standard-Times of New Bedford deserves a shout-out for its exhaustive recent series on new immigrants to the South Coast city. The paper ran multiple stories each day over the course of its four-day series, The New Immigrants. And the website version went fully multimedia with narrated slide shows and video clips from Guatemala, where the paper sent a reporter and photographer. That kind of investment in telling a major story with depth and nuance is becoming all too rare at big metropolitan dailies, never mind smaller-market papers like the Standard-Times. Kudos to the paper's higher-ups for being willing to spend the dough and to the staff for their work on the series.