Cyclingtips is a fresh exception to the too common website layout. They really use big good pictures to fill the screen and the story. Check for example this article about tour de France's yesterday's stage - Chasing The Tour | Stage 11 – The Nail In the Coffin.
Here's a screenshot of their page.
Other news websites should learn from this. When people start to scroll they can scroll further. Large good quality pictures really make a difference.
Written by +Henri Hämäläinen