A blog about digital media, innovation and design.

by Maxime Loisel

ExtraPol

The French daily newspaper Libération is unveiling a cool augmented-reality experience related to the upcoming European elections. Their app ExtraPol lets users scan a campaign poster to reveal rich content about the…

Sift

Sift is an experimental news app that hopes to reduce information anxiety with an interesting approach. The app features only a handful of topics (big issues like immigration or gun control) and…

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’…