The Verge is trying something “new” (is it new? Or maybe “different” is a better word?):

We also thought about where we came from and how we built The Verge into what it is today. And we landed on: well shit, we just need to blog more.

While the new design is… fine, I guess 🤷🏻‍♂️, the change in direction is something I’d like to see from more media outlets; rather than rehashing the same stories as everyone else, just link out to good reporting and spend the time working on your own stories. How well it works for them remains to be seen, but it’s definitely a worthwhile experiment and I hope it’s a successful model that catches on elsewhere.