Client SinceOctober 2004
Truthdig is a Web magazine that provides in-depth coverage of current affairs and news assembled from a progressive point of view. The site has won both the juried Webby Award and the People’s Voice Award for Best Political Blog.
The site is built around major “digs,” led by authorities in their fields, who drill down into contemporary topics and assemble packages of content—text, links, audio, video—that grow richer with time and user participation.
Truthdig’s publisher Zuade Kaufman contacted Hop Studios well before the site’s launch, and we have been a key team member in the success of the site. While taking an initial design forward, Hop Studios recommended, installed, configured, and customized a content management tool for story publishing. The site is dynamic with comments, articles, photos and podcasts all designed in an input-once, publish-everywhere format. Today the site has many custom features: threaded comments, podcasts, an email newsletter, advertising and comics.
For many years, this was an ExpressionEngine site, but it was recently converted to Wordpress.
Hop Studios continues to provide design, programming, CMS customization and development, as well as making sure the site performs well in search engines.
We've Blogged About This Project
- April 28, 2014
Truthdig wins 2014 Webby Award for “Blog - Political”
- May 23, 2013
Truthdig wins Webby Award for Best Political Site
- April 16, 2013
Truthdig Nominated for Two Webby Awards
- June 28, 2011
Los Angeles Press Club Award Winner: Truthdig
- September 28, 2010
Truthdig Nominated for an Online Journalism Award
- April 22, 2010
Truthdig Nominated for Two More Webbies
- April 16, 2009
Truthdig Nominated for Webby (Hat Trick!)
- August 19, 2008
Truthdig: Finalists for 2008 ONA awards
- April 10, 2008
Truthdig Nominated for Another Webby
- January 30, 2008
Vote (Once) for Truthdig!
- July 20, 2007
Truthdig Needs Those Stinking Badges
- April 10, 2007
Congratulations, Truthdig! Three Webby nominations!
- April 16, 2006
Improvements at Truthdig
- January 20, 2006
Flash-based Multimedia Viewer for Truthdig
- December 6, 2005
Truthdig Hits Bedrock, Launches