It’s it ok that magazines are disappearing because we’ll still have #longform style articles. Longform becoming only meaning “a lot of words” when quality and empathy aren’t a part of it and the “subject becomes secondary.” I love participatory/immersive journalism, but there’s no shortcut to being good at writing it and Mr. Hannan made a mistake in his journey towards it by not acknowledging his part in his subject’s suicide and how that becomes the story he had promised at the beginning not to tell. Hopefully we’d always have #longreads but it needs to be more than just out of nostalgia for mazaginzes - it needs to stay worth reading (and reporting to a higher level). #nyt Mahler piece has me questioning why I love online longreads so much and it’s more than how comfortable things like Instapaper & iPads make the experience. But it can’t turn into the TED talk of reading, please.

It’s it ok that magazines are disappearing because we’ll still have #longform style articles. Longform becoming only meaning “a lot of words” when quality and empathy aren’t a part of it and the “subject becomes secondary.” I love participatory/immersive journalism, but there’s no shortcut to being good at writing it and Mr. Hannan made a mistake in his journey towards it by not acknowledging his part in his subject’s suicide and how that becomes the story he had promised at the beginning not to tell. Hopefully we’d always have #longreads but it needs to be more than just out of nostalgia for mazaginzes - it needs to stay worth reading (and reporting to a higher level). #nyt Mahler piece has me questioning why I love online longreads so much and it’s more than how comfortable things like Instapaper & iPads make the experience. But it can’t turn into the TED talk of reading, please.

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