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tkclass: Longform journalism resurrected

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This is for "Trends in Communication & Information Technology," JOUR 4871-003, CU-Boulder

This is for "Trends in Communication & Information Technology," JOUR 4871-003, CU-Boulder


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  • 1. Long-form journalism:A comeback in digital form Trends in Communication & Information Technology JOUR 4871-003
  • 2. The ‘eSingle’: Is long-form journalism coming back? Matter
  • 3. What’s an ‘eSingle’? Digital story, essay, or work of journalism that is longer than a magazine article, but shorter than a book(and is inexpensive to purchase)
  • 4. Atavist: 1.) Storytelling site, 2.) Publishing platform
  • 5. Byliner: Cheaper, shorter than a book
  • 6. Byliner: Buy + directory of freeLaunched June 2011eSingles meant to be read in a single sitting5,000 and 30,000 wordsPurchased at online booksellers for Kindle,iPad/iPhone, NOOK, or Android device26 Byliner Originals (Jon Krakauer, Nick Hornby, MargaretAtwood, Amy Tan, Ann Patchett, Buzz Bissinger,)Pointers/links to other long-form stories (free)
  • 7. Kindle Singles: Amazon’s shorter e-books“Compelling ideas expressed at their natural length. Explore journalism, essays, humor, and short fiction.” 3,000 to 50,000 words Amazon editors select titles for Kindle Store Author keeps 70% Original work
  • 8. Kindle Singles: Reporting titles, $0.99-$4.99 Kindle Singles include a large selection of long-form journalism
  • 9. ProPublica and Kindle SinglesInvestigative reporting non-profit publishes its best long-form work as Kindle Singles for tablet reading. Some free, some 99 cents.
  • 10. More long-form storytelling start-ups ...A digital publication devoted to original, true & in-depth Matterstories about New York, with A digital publication Digital plans to expand to other currently seeking publicationcities. (Successfully funded by funding via Kickstarter dedicated to Kickstarter campaign.) campaign. revival of long- Its mission is to rescue form journalism long-form music on wide variety journalism, which the of worldwide founders say is topics. “on the ropes.” (Successfully funded by Kickstarter campaign.)