WGBH Digital serves as the Foundation's research, development and production team for digital experiences. We work with WGBH’s national productions, and its local, marketing, kids and education units to produce media-rich websites, applications, games and other digital experiences supporting our series, stations and internal departments.
We are builders, consultants, keepers of best practices and trend watchers. We create engaging user experiences that WGBH members and users enjoy, as well as the underlying systems to serve and support those experiences. We also coordinate our digital infrastructure with our distribution partners at PBS and NPR.
We apply a user-centric approach to develop the best possible tools for public media. During any given week, we may run a design sprint, build an API, publish an iPhone/iPad app or Alexa Skill, launch a website, email newsletter, or social media campaign. WGBH Digital is here to help WGBH and public media at-large transition into a digital-first world.
The Leonard Bernstein Experience: As the exclusive media partner of the Bernstein family, WGBH Digital created this home for rare footage, images and more about the Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
American Experience: The official site of WGBH’s history series American Experience. Redesigned in 2017 to better showcase American Experience’s digital-only content. Shortly after the launch of the new site American Experience experienced its highest digital streaming numbers ever, for the film The Great War.
FRONTLINE: This redesign better conveys the impact and importance of FRONTLINE’s hard-hitting investigative journalism.
Antiques Roadshow: The official Antiques Roadshow includes a full archive of every appraisal ever done on the show (more than 20-years-worth), as well as biographies of every appraiser who has ever participated. WGBH Digital built an API to largely automate the collection of all of that data in an ongoing basis.
The GroundTruth Project: The GroundTruth Project is an independent news organization committed to original reporting, particularly in underserved regions of the world and the country. The group is also a training ground for future generations of journalist. WGBH Digital has helped The GroundTruth evolve its digital strategy, and created both the organizations main web site and this award-winning display of its coverage of the War in Afghanistan.
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark: Rare follows renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore around the globe documenting every species of animals at risk of extinction. WGBH Digital created an accompanying, media-rich, award-winning website to provide viewers the opportunity to dive deeper into the three-part television series through photo and video galleries, as well a classroom discussion activity, digital creature flashcards and teacher’s guide.