Over the last few years there have been a number of interesting developments in narrative journalism, which borrows techniques from literary storytelling, and where articles might be 15,000 words or more in length.
Pitchfork's Bat for Lashes article and the Guardian's Firestorm package are just two examples of how news outlets are experimenting with longer-length features.
Following a recent Tow Centre report, The Future of Digital Longform, this podcast hears from a journalist, a researcher and a long-form publisher about their approaches to the medium and the challenges of producing narrative content.
We speak to:
- Anna Hiatt, Tow fellow at Columbia University's School of Journalism and publisher of The Big Roundtable
- David Abel, journalist on For Richard family, loss and love, The Boston Globe
- Caryn Bush Baird, sole researcher on The Girl in the Window, The Tampa Bay Times (formerly The St. Petersburg Times)