2016

We're pleased to announce the Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling for 2016

Absolut Silverpoint

Most advertisers seem to want to take over your screen. Not this one: As Brand Republic put it, “Absolut’s Silverpoint app has taken over our lives.”

Most advertisers seem to want to take over your screen. Not …

The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call from Herman Wallace

The story of an inmate who spent 40 years living in solitary confinement and an artist quest to build the prisoner a house...

Herman Wallace (1941-2013) was a Black Panther activist who went to …

The Displaced

In November 2015, for its first virtual reality news story, The New York Times Magazine presented an 11-minute video that introduced readers to three of them...

As war and repression have transformed once-livable communities into horrific dominions …

Door into the Dark

For most of us, being lost is a discomfiting experience. May Abdalla and Amy Rose have managed to get people to line up for it...

For most of us, being lost is a discomfiting experience. May …

Freedom

An artist who lives and works in New York, Josh Kline is concerned with, as he puts it, “technology changing what it means to be human.”

An artist who lives and works in New York, Josh Kline …

The Hopscotch Opera

Hopscotch, The Industry's original opera, that took audiences on a dazzling and disorienting ride through the streets of Los Angeles in 24 different car journeys.

Inspired by the 1963 Julio Cortázar novel Hopscotch, which consists of …

Karen

Karen is a life coach and she's happy to help you work through a few things in your life. You interact with Karen through an app.

App stores for mobile devices sport a variety of “life coach” …

Life Is Strange

Returning to her old high school in Oregon after a five-year absence, Max discovers that her former best friend has become obsessed with the mysterious disappearance of fellow student.

At a time when a culture war has erupted among video …

Mukto-Mona

Immersive, digital experiences may sometimes feel profound, but rarely are they a matter of life and death. A tragic exception is Mukto-Mona (Freethinker)...

Avijit Roy at the Musée Rodin in Paris. Immersive, digital experiences may …

Network Effect: Human Life on the Internet

The Internet is said to show our common humanity. Through its data, it is said to provide a kind of omniscience, and through its social networks, a deeper sense of connection. For those without access, it holds the promise of a better life.

A network effect is the halo that results when each new …

The Pickle Index

In a glum nation ruled by a stylish dictator, all citizens are required by law to participate in the Pickle Index, a fermentation-based recipe exchange. From within this network, an incompetent circus attempts an unlikely uprising.

With few exceptions, the e-book has yet to evolve into much …

This Is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Go door to door, meet the neighbors, watch prices dip and soar, learn how historical forces shape a single street

One of the biggest questions raised by digital journalism is also …

2016 | Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards