Today’s global digital networks claim a capacity to document, log, store and capture everything. Deregulated production and uncontrollable dissemination of images and other data are establishing new relationships between image and text, still and moving image, hypertext and video. In this age of digital media and networked distribution, what distinguishes documentary from traditional strategies of storytelling and representation? How can the documentary resist annihilation by data visualization? Could a new networked vision emerge which approaches documentary differently? “issue zero” is a new online magazine originated by the Berlin Documentary Forum. Its aim is to develop, produce and distribute thematically curated documentary works online.