In a media landscape ruled by tweets and an emphasis on speed and brevity, it’s difficult to figure out the place for thoughtful, longform pieces. What is longform’s place on the social web? Is it inherently shareable? How do you keep the attention span of the reader? Is pagination an obstacle? What do publishers find to be the most compelling format for an in-depth story?
Steve Kandell, Longform Editor, BuzzFeed, will moderate a discussion about the growing demand for longform pieces, despite the public’s seemingly shrinking attention span.
Max Linsky, Longform.org
Evan Ratliff, The Atavist
Laura June, The Verge
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