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Longform Journalism on the Web

At the end of the day, people will always love great stories (no matter the medium). When it comes to print, Nicholas Thompson, the editor of TheNewYorker.com, sums it up pretty well in this The Verge interview:

People love long narrative story-telling. It’s sort of innate. For a long time, however, the internet seemed to always push things to be shorter and snappier. A reaction of some sort was almost inevitable. And fortunately, some of the people who’ve been curating longform narrative content have done a great job of building communities and making things easy to read and find.

As he mentioned, this ‘reaction’ has yielded some fantastic curating of longform journalism. Arguably the most thorough resource is Longreads.com, but there are numerous other sources that bring together great articles in one place. Among them: Longform.org, TheFeature.net, and The Electric Typewriter.

Combine all that with an Instapaper account, and you have an unlimited amount of fantastic story-telling to peruse in a manageable way. (Now just follow my friend Chris Mulligan’s way and read all those articles with your kindle.)

To see which articles I’ve been reading lately, check out the “What I’m reading…” section. It’s updated almost daily.

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A closer look at the New Media revolution

James Fallows has written a fantastic piece about New Media in this month’s The Atlantic… Everyone from President Obama to Ted Koppel is bemoaning a decline in journalistic substance, seriousness, and sense of proportion. But the author, a longtime advocate of these values, takes a journey through the digital-media world and concludes there isn’t any […]
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