How Long-Form Journalism Is Finding Its Digital Audience | Forbes ::working w/ short-form, social, mobile::


Mark (Amstrong, the founder of,) attributed the “resurgence” of long-form journalism to a number of factors:

  1. The embrace of mobile devices and tablets.
  2. The rise of social recommendation — when people read something they really love, they become its biggest cheerleader.
  3. A community that has embraced a new way to organize this content (#longreads).
  4. The rise of time-shifting apps like ReadItLater [Mark’s an adviser there]. The ability to take a story offline with you — and finish it in places where you might not have wifi — is critical to the success of long-form content.
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