A blog about digital media, innovation and design.

by Maxime Loisel

The Privacy Project

This new Opinion series from The New York Times examines the future of privacy. But it’s the form of the project that’s quite worthwhile: it’s presented as a limited-run vertical, called “The…

CrowdNewsroom

CrowdNewsroom is a crowdsourcing platform built by the German non-profit publisher Correctiv. The platform launched in 2015 and aims to gather data for large-scale investigations while fostering collaboration between newsrooms and readers.…

TicToc’s website

Bloomberg launched a new website for its video channel TicToc, as it moves away from exclusive distribution on Twitter. The site is clearly designed for a mobile-first audience, with a range of…

The New York Times for Alexa

The New York Times has released a bunch of interesting ‘skills’ for Alexa-enabled devices last week. What you can expect: A 3-minute daily briefing, narrated by Michael Barbaro (the host of the…

Documenters.org

The Chicago-based non-profit newsroom City Bureau is launching a civic platform that aims to reinvent the relationship between  local journalists and citizens — by making them collaborators. As most local outlets have been…

The 30-Day Well Challenge

The New York Times’s latest newsletter is not the usual stuff: it will deliver daily well-being challenges to its subscribers over the course of 30 days. With this limited-run effort, the newspaper…

Quartz’s new app

Quartz is launching a new app which aggregates news stories from various publishers and surfaces “intelligent” comments (mostly from select business influencers). The app is well executed and applies a ‘social proofing’…

The Dot

The Dot is an experimental UK-based news app (in early beta test for iOS users) which recycles the Instagram Story format to deliver the news in a “digestible” way. It publishes a…

RAD

RAD is Radio Canada’s news brand for young people, and it really makes me want to be a Canadian millenial. First launched as a social media experiment in 2017, RAD was built to…