For a growing number of digital and print news publishers, TV is not just a place to make money off of video programming but a chance to plant a flag in a completely new environment.

This year, Vox Media premiered “Explained,” a series based on’s explainer journalism on Netflix. BuzzFeed News will soon premiere “Follow This,” which will center on its newsroom reporting out stories, also on Netflix. Later this fall on HBO, Axios will air a self-titled limited-series focusing on the midterm elections. Later this year The New York Times will bow a documentary series on FX and Hulu following its journalists.

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