Think of it this way: Tumblr has 90 million users. Those users are creating and observing and partaking in all sorts of fascinating culture. If you think of Tumblr like a city — a really big city, with a really high proportion of teenagers — then Tumblr Storyboard is like the local newspaper (though we’re more like a magazine) for that city. Get it? Kinda?
Launched in 2012, Storyboard publishes all original, journalistic feature content — as well as documentary video — on topics that span politics, culture, trends, food and travel. (No, we do not report on “official” company news.) Our content, produced in house, appears in publications like TIME, The Daily Beast, WNYC, MTV and Mother Jones. Some highlights (and just to make sure you know, you’re on Jess’s personal blog right now, not the official Tumblr editorial site):
* Letters from Newtown: The story of one man’s plight to save the hand-written letters that people had sent to the victims of Sandy Hook (and the Tumblr he launched to document them). Produced in partnership with Mother Jones.
* The Last Book I Loved: An ongoing series with The Rumpus, to highlight Tumblr writers (and the books they love)
* Summer Art Fridays: A 10-part interview series and art contest, in conjunction with ArtInfo, to highlight the work of Tumblr artists.
* Trapped in the Tumblr Closet: A video interview series featuring up-and-coming musicians, as filmed in the Tumblr utility closet.
* Tumblr x Roads & Kingdoms x Slate: A soon-to-be launched travel series, in partnership with Roads and Kingdoms and Slate, to tell the micro-stories of the world.