In recent years a number of interesting platforms and projects dedicated to long-form journalism have launched, in a bid to give the reporting style a solid footing in the digital space.
And research has shown that portable devices, such as the iPad, are likely to be natural playgrounds for the longer read. For example, a study carried out by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism with the Economist Group and released in October last year, found that tablet owners spend around an hour and a half each day on their device – suggesting users may have time for more immersive experiences, as well as accessing the latest news snippets.
To find out more about the digital evolution of long-form journalism this podcast hears from three people closely involved in digital publication about the challenges which have been faced by long-form non-fiction, the new and innovative projects and platforms emerging in the digital world, and the business models supporting them.
We speak to:
- Alissa Quart, editor-at-large, The Atavist
- Jim Giles, co-founder, Matter
- Lucia Adams, digital development editor, The Times
Here’s more on Matter from Journalism.co.uk, and here are some links for wider reading across the web on the topic of long-form journalism on digital platforms:
- Inside Forbes: How long-form journalism is finding its digital audience, by Lewis DVorkin on Forbes.com
You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.
- #Tip: Revisit this Q&A for long-form journalism pointers
- #Podcast – Lessons in long-form video journalism from the Guardian and Vice
- #Podcast: How journalists can gather news from diverse communities
- #Podcast – Snow Fall and beyond: A look at long-form online storytelling
- #Podcast – Engaged storytelling: Top tips on building interactives for local and national media