It’s rare that an organisation founded in the 1850s can still be seen as a pioneer, but in it’s safe to say that it's still forging ahead with new editorial ideas, pushing boundaries and promoting new talent.

This is the online version of the US-based political, cultural and literary magazine The Atlantic, and it's got one of the best digital set-ups we’ve seen.

This online news portal presents clear thinking, concise reporting and erudite commentary on all kinds of issues affecting the United States and far beyond, and with its other sites, and, has an operation that many bigger news bodies would be happy to call their own.

If you want to keep an eye on what’s happening Stateside, you can do far worse than this family of well-run news sites. Oh, and they’ve got apps for these too – so why not add a new slant to your newsgathering and consumption?