Everyone's raving about longform journalism. Buzzfeed has a longform editor. Now so does Business Insider. Startups are popping up left and right. It seems like every other week there's a new "Snow Fall," and stories seem like they're becoming more of an event, an experience, and less of a single narrative.
On Friday, December 6, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism will host the Future of Digital Longform, a one-day conference. Speakers will include David Remnick (The New Yorker) and Joe Sexton (ProPublica), in addition to Mark Horowitz (Matter), Noah Rosenberg (Narratively), Srinija Srinivasan (formerly Yahoo!), Max Linsky (Longform), and Jefferson Rabb (The Atavist).
The conference marks the culmination of Anna Hiatt's research about longform journalism for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University (@TowCenter). Hiatt is also the publisher of a new longform narrative nonfiction startup called The Big Roundtable (@BRTable).