WTF is News Porn?

A short manifesto

There’s no shortage of opportunities for telling stories creatively online: photos, videos, interactivity, social media, mobile experiences… Yet all to often, online news can be boring.

Cluttered websites, lookalike articles, duplicate reports from agency wires: the list of bad examples goes on. Even the most innovative news brands can sometimes fail at delivering information in a straightforward way. Data journalism — once the great savior of the sector — doesn’t always live up to its promise, with tons of numbers crammed under intimidating interfaces.

Let’s be clear, the format will never make up for a lousy message. But the right format can make some good content truly shine. Hopefully, a lot of digital journalists are now doing outstanding work, combining altogether creativity, editorial insight and a user-centered focus. That’s what News Porn is after: the best digital formats & products from news publishers worldwide. Let’s make digital news great again!

Who am I?

I’m Maxime Loisel and I curate News Porn.

I’m passionate about the media industry and the current challenges surrounding journalism and the news business. I’m especially interested in the design & product  strategies of news publishers.

I’m based in Paris where I work as a Project Manager at Datagif, a digital creative agency. I’ve worked for 2 years as a Mobile Product Manager at Le Figaro, France’s leading digital news publisher.

I’m a graduate in UX Design & Digital Project Management from Gobelins Paris and a gradute in Media Management from Sciences Po Rennes.

Want to get in touch? Drop me an email