If you are not familiar with Vox.com, you should be. The site is an arm of Vox Media, whose founders include Markos Moulitsas, a name that needs no introduction. Vox.com’s stated goal is to deliver “crucial context alongside new information” and to cover stories dynamically, without succumbing to the “incremental” coverage used by traditional outlets.
To this end, Vox Media hired Ezra Klein, formerly editor of the Washington Post’s WonkBlog, to lend his journalistic expertise to the enterprise, which went live April 6, 2014.
But why deal in abstractions when Vox has already amassed a body of work that can be used to judge the merits of the site? The graph below was tweeted independently of the article containing it and was initially noticed by conservative commentator Ben Howe. Like Moulitsas, the graph speaks for itself. See how many errors you can find.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 4, 2015
In preparing this post, I noticed that Vox.com was initially called “Project X.” Considering the quality of the site’s output, perhaps they should return to using that more anonymous-sounding name.