2016

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

Absolut Silverpoint

Most advertisers want to take over your screen. This one “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

What's it like to spend 40 years in solitary? Pick up the phone and find out.

“One of the bravest champions for justice and human rights whom …

The Displaced

Oleg, 11; Hana, 12; Chuol, 9: They all had to flee.

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

Door into the Dark

For most of us, being lost in the dark is an unnerving experience. May Abdalla and Amy Rose got people to line up for it.

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

Freedom

A Teletubby riot squad turns into the information police.

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

The Hopscotch Opera

An opera that's performed in cars: How LA can you get?

“There’s a quote by Marcel Duchamp I love: ‘The audience completes …

Karen

Karen is a life coach. Karen is an app. Sometimes Karen gets a little too personal.

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

Life Is Strange

Returning to her old high school after a five-year absence, Max discovers that her former best friend has become obsessed with the 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. Mukto-Mona (Freethinker) is a tragic exception.

Avijit Roy at the Musée Rodin in Paris in 2012 Immersive, digital …

Network Effect: Human Life on the Internet

There's always something more to click on. “Network Effect” wants you to get back to your life.

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

The Pickle Index

In a glum nation where all citizens are required to subsist on pickles, 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

Learn about gentrification the nonlinear, interactive way.

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

2016 | Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards