How a Brexit bounce has helped give the Daily Express a digital future

A short time ago it would have been preposterous to suggest that Northern & Shell, publishers of the Daily Express and Daily Star, had anything to teach Mail Online and other digital news brands. Known for its ageing audience, clunky websites and the open hostility to digital publishing of its owner Richard “BuzzFeeds, SchmuzzFeeds” Desmond, […]

An Artist’s Augmented Reality App Reveals Virtual Art across Miami, and Incites Imagination

Imagine if art could appear out of nowhere—as murals in motion on brick walls, free-form phrases sprawled across the sky, or psychedelic sounds streaming through your earbuds. Artist Ivan Toth Depeña has designed an augmented reality app that does just that. Depeña describes his app, called Lapse (2016), as a “decoder or magnifying glass that […]

Inspiring storytelling from around the world

From Ecuador to Armenia to Kyrgyzstan: these are some of the most innovative storytelling projects that you may have not heard of. Gathered by Maria Teresa Ronderos, Director of the Program on Independent Journalism at the Open Society Foundations, to emphasize “the fundamental role of independent journalism in creating and maintaining healthy, democratic societies.” Probably most people sort of […]

How 3 publishers are using Instagram stories for visually compelling storytelling

The announcement of Instagram Stories last Tuesday came with mixed reviews, many considering it a blatant ripoff of Snapchat. Allowing users to share real-time life updates, news media have a new opportunity to report from the field while also giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the publication. Snapchat and Instagram Stories differ as far […]