Talking Longform in Brief
Our previous blogposts focused on the definition of the longform and how are online magazines approaching this format. In last instance, wrapping up this project may lead us towards more questions than what we proposed at the beginning itself. Our project focused on the initial question: “how long is a longform?” and inevitably, we verted [...]
Theory on Demand: A Hands-on Approach to Learning How to Publish
By Inga Luchs After three months of working on publishing a manuscript, I understood that today in the Digital Age, publishing is not reserved to traditional publishing houses anymore but, to the opposite, it can be achieved by anybody, with a few digital tools, a carefully curated workflow, and only small experience in coding required. [...]
Longform Journalism: What Is Possible?
Delving into the wide world of longform journalism, it immediately becomes clear that there is not one way to write an article reaching beyond 3.000 words. In the following I will present several different approaches, which all have their length in common, but which vary regarding their use of paratextual elements and multimedia formats, their [...]
Longform; it’s long but finite!
The longform is an online article with a word count of roughly 3000-8000 words. After that the definition of the term enters a realm of uncertainty concerning the level of interactivity, appropriate length and potential engagement. It usually presents a varied amount of paratextual elements – they can include images, GIFs, and videos which usually [...]