Short take on long-form: The future of “long-form” journalism is once more being chattered about, this time by David Shaw of the LA Times.
Shaw blames something (culture?) for his 13 year-old son’s less than desirable reading tendencies. However, as noted here before, ones son does not a research survey make. The sales of books aimed at his demographic are actually doing quite well despite the young Shaw’s preferences.
Perhaps this article hits me strangely today, as I’ve just completed half a day of traveling, a benefit of which was to read rather completely an issue (March 10) of the New Yorker, therefore reminding myself once more of the importance of “long-form.”