How to fix 3 problems with story pace

not teaching,still THINKING … Let’s face it. We all like a quick read. Sometimes we rely on a mere tweet for information. Or we are in too much of a hurry to read beyond the headline. But it is also true that long-form journalism still exists and thrives, and it still has an audience. Maintaining that audience, […]

Warning signs that context is missing

A close cousin to background in a story is context. Together, they might account for no more than two paragraphs or so in a story. They are powerful in their presence and conspicuous in their absence. Here are some warning signs that context or background is missing. Uncertainty over the answer to any of the […]

How to fix 3 problems with story pace

Let’s face it. Yes, we all like a quick read. On social media, 140 characters serve to inform us; sometimes we are in too much of a hurry to even click on an accompanying link. But it is also true that long-form journalism still exists and thrives, and it still has an audience. Maintaining that audience, however, […]