Longform Print Journalism Adapts to Success of Longform Online Journalism

An old issue of The Virginian Pilot. (Flickr Creative Commons: Jesse757)

While most of the media world considers the ethics of the New York Post’s recent front-page photograph, Mallary Jean Tenore at Poynter meditated on “longform journalism.”  By all accounts, longform has found a home online despite original worries it would be killed by readers’ unwillingness to read it on a screen.

Tenore’s piece (“Longform journalism morphs in print as it finds a new home”) looks at how The Virginian Pilot has stretched longform journalism across print, online and booklet formats.  The Pilot apparently found a way to make money from this technique.