When most of us think of ‘long form’ we think of a single story that uses thousands of words to deeply illustrate a great topic. However, when our editorial leaders decided to go all-in on long form we approached it with a two-pronged strategy. We planned to do in-depth stories, but we also planned to do packages of features where multiple writers and editors across different continents could all attack the same topic, but do it from a variety angles and perspectives. In other words, we team-sourced long form.
This Kickstarter-backed long-form journalism project made its original target in 38 hours… There is, clearly, a market for in-depth journalism, imaginative commissioning, and taking things slowly. Congratulations to Bobbie Johnson and Jim Giles!