Longform Journalism is Taking Off
Longform journalism is a type of journalism that includes articles that are much longer and content more content than an average length article. Most longform articles take the form of creative nonfiction or as a narrative. The length of longform articles typically ranges between about 700 words and 1800 words. Marketing executives believe that readers are looking for longer or meatier articles and therefore this medium has really taken off. There are a wealth of publishers that are posting great long articles. Those include Buzzfeed, The Verge, and Sports Illustrated.
There are a handful of websites curating great longform articles. The best articles, handpicked; Follow publishers and writers can be found at Longform.org A collection of the best longform articles as they are posted online are available at ReadLongForm.com. Longreads.com features the best storytelling on the web from hundreds of publishers. Story picks include longform journalism, short stories, and in-depth interviews.
Basides reading articles on your computer, there are a few cool ways to consume these longform articles. You can pull RSS feeds of new articles. One site that has a great RSS feed is ReadLongForm.com. Longform.org has an app that is available on Android and iPhone. You can get it here.
It looks like longform journalism will continue to grow as more writers move to this format. It is an exciting time for readers who love this medium.