The MIT Media Lab will launch a news platform called Fold in February 2015. It will not just deliver the news; it is intended to also give more context to the news story like maps, definitions and other background information. A lot of times we read about complex news stories like the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel, but don’t have a full understanding of what is really going on. Fold is intended to fill in the knowledge gap.
Delivering news in this fashion is not a totally new concept. Vox and even Google have ventured into user experience journalism. With the abundance of information online today, more users are looking for spaces with curated news that is fair and accurate. So it will be interesting to see what Fold will have to offer.
In the meantime, here is a short preview: