Longform digital storytelling that stays with you
Over 2015-2020 Gladeye partnered with the team at Highline HuffPost to create one of the most admired bodies of work in digital journalism.
From pharmaceutical scams to millennial nuns, from human smuggling to lottery loopholes, HuffPost shone a light into the darker places of our culture.
2015 - 2020
Highline x Gladeye
Highline's executive editors Rachel Morris and Greg Veis felt constrained by their internal team and platforms, they wanted to create work on par with Snowfall by NY Times, which had begun to set a new standard for how digital design could enhance traditional journalism.
After a few small articles, we leapt into "America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker", a 15-part, 55,000 word epic that blew open corporate malfeasance at Johnson & Johnson causing teenage gynecomastia in pursuit of off-label profit.
21st Century Gold Rush
A multi-award-winning story for Huffington Post's Highline revealing the criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures profiting from the biggest refugee crisis in recorded history.
From Sub-Saharan Africa to Italy and Germany, the authors trace the paths of both refugees and smugglers - showing their lives and the larger forces at work.
“A masterstroke in high-end digital storytelling.”
The American Society of News Editors
“Highline breaks through the noise.”
Columbia Journalism Review
FML Millennials Are Screwed
A complex, beautifully written story about the eroding economy that created a generation of over-worked under-achievers.
We transformed it into an unwinnable game of life with a bright visual direction that's charming, unsettling and smashed visitor records.
“Even though it's been up for less than a week, more minutes have been spent reading this piece than any story on all of HuffPost for the entire year.”
Executive Editor, Huffington Post Highline
America's Most Admired Lawbreaker
In 2015, HuffPost Highline and bestselling author Steven Brill imagined “a new kind of experience for readers: one that combines the comprehensiveness of a book with the interactivity and immediacy of the web.”
We co-created it with them.