The future of “long-form journalism” has exercised several minds in recent times.
Some wonder if extended pieces have a future in the age of instant consumption, when the ideal article length for a web page appears to be around 500 words, and anything over 1000 considered verbose.
The exact definition of “long-form” varies. It may be an investigative report, or a travelogue, an extended magazine article or even a book.
But the key to the debate on its future is the potential of e-books such as the Kindle or Kobo as outlets.
To learn more about long-form journalism and the potential for self-publishing online, check out these articles:
Let’s get digital – David Gaughran