Explicite is a young French news publisher that prides itself for going deep on subjects.
Its newly launched website & mobile app offer an interesting approach: most article pages have a shiny hexagon button on their bottom-right corner. On tap, it opens a sidebar with contextual information sourced from trusted partners (AFP news agency, Larousse encyclopedia, National Audiovisual Institute).
The information is broken down into digestible cards which offer pretty relevant information, whether you’re a complete newbie or just looking for some more background.
In this report from South Sudan, the sidebar offers a quick recap of the country’s history. It may sound weird to outsource what could have been produced by journalists, but the encyclopedic tone is pretty complementary to Explicite’s grassroots reporting.