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Are time-intensive story presentations worthwhile?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Blog, pbsnews.org | No Comments

My new post on PBS NewsBlog argues yes (not shocking if you know me).

A sample: “If a story is posted on a news site, and no one cares, was there a point? Sometimes, us newsies wonder what the modern audience is looking for, and how to best convey interesting and engaging information.

You shouldn’t have to solely consume a story in the order journalists dictate – you should be able to jump to a part that interests you, with the story crafters guiding, not demanding. Yet, it takes more time to both build and consume a story form that features this kind of flexibility. Are people still willing to devote that kind of time in this headline-a-minute world? We are if you are.”

The rest is here.

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