Pro-Publica managing editor Steve Engelberg and Frontline’s Raney Aronson discuss how to do long-form storytelling in a short attention span world. They’ll debate whether or not the Internet really has shortened readers’ attention spans, how new technologies could contribute to a revitalization of the form, and the all-important question of who will actually pay for these longer, more labor-intensive pieces.
The winners of the most prestigious honor in newspaper journalism were announced yesterday. The Pulitzer Prize committee gave four awards to The Washington Post and following close behind was The New York Times. Notably, one of the awards granted The New York Times was shared by the nonprofit investigative news organization, ProPublica, which is a new kind of journalistic outfit.
In the nightmarish chaos that ensued after Hurricane Katrina, the city turned to police for order and protection. But on Wednesday, it became evident that trust was violently broken as some New Orleans police officers allegedly acted more like a lawless gang.