Medium is fast becoming a leading destination for the best content on the web. You can find lots of great stuff by following interesting people, searching tags, and browsing the top stories each day.
But, one of the best ways to see great stuff on Medium is to follow publications, where people are carefully curating great content around particular topics, themes, and ideas.
Here are eleven great publications that you might want to follow today:
Matter is a Medium-sponsored, general-interest publication. In their words, it’s “an award-winning publication focused on innovative, agenda-setting, Medium-native storytelling.”
(Note: This one is curated/edited by the author of this post)
A collection of stories and ideas about media, journalism, pr, writing, publishing, etc.
Thoughts on Media
Hand-picked articles about journalism, media, and writing. Brought to you by readthisthing.com
This is a publication managed by Sports Illustrated, and it mostly features raw, personal stories from professional athletes. It’s a new kind of sports content, and it is absolutely fantastic.
This is probably the most popular publication on Medium, and it covers a wide array of stories about building businesses, travel, marketing and more. Just about every day, the Medium Top Stories page has at least one story from SWLH.
Here’s a recent post by Ryan McLeod about using the iPhone 6S’s 3D Touch feature to build a working digital scale.
Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking
Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking Handpicked business, marketing, design, and technology articles for…
Backchannel is another of Medium’s in-house publications. It’s a place for tech reporting, led by legendary technology journalist Steven Levy. Since it launched, Backchannel has broken many big stories and been a guiding force in the discussions around technology.
Check out their recent exclusive interview with Aaron Sorkin.
Political cartoons, comics journalism, humor and non-fiction. Words plus pictures.
See their latest newsletter featuring some wild comics.
A collection of stories covering things like race, media, technology, and more – from a wide array of fantastic writers.
A Pandaemonium Revolver Collection. Season 2 stars @anildash @alanalevinson @ftrain @hipstercrite @itsthebrandi…
Human Parts is rad. I’ll let them describe it:
Brave, intimate writing that plays with form.Unique, experimental nonfiction. Expressive fiction and poetry. Creative discussion of current events that vibrantly re-contextualizes issues into the broader human condition. Definitely nothing that could be described as an article.
Human Parts explores the patchwork of the human condition through experimental and traditional personal writing. To…
All sorts of interesting perspectives on all sorts of topics. This one is frightening and powerful: Ugh. I’m gonna talk about getting raped.
We publish informed perspectives on fringe topics and add outside narratives to perennial stories - voices worth…
Ghost Boat is an amazing, innovative approach to community journalism. A boat and its 243 passengers went missing, and the Medium community is trying to find them together.
Start with the Ghost Boat Primer and then dig through all the progress so far. And join in the investigation.
Have any favorites that we missed? Put them in the responses below.