Social Media Week - "Longform In A Shortform World" - New York - February 22, 2013
Speakers: Max Linsky, Longform.org, Evan Ratliff, The Atavist, Laura June, The Verge, and moderated by Steve Kandell, BuzzFeed's Longform editor. 12-1:30pm 92Y Tribeca 200 Hudson Street New York, NY, 10023
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