The year 2012 has been called the year of the e-single, as it was the year when this new digital format made its breakthrough with media start-ups like The Atavist and Byliner paving the way. Now many established publishers, such as Wired and The New York Times, are experimenting with singles – individually sold stories that are longer than most magazine articles but shorter than most nonfiction books. Is the longform single saving quality journalism on the web? How is it changing publishing? Does it offer a new business model for investigative journalism?
A panel discussion with three e-single publishers: Bobbie Johnson of Matter (US/UK), Massimo Colasurdo of Informant (Italy) and Johanna Vehkoo of Long Play (Finland), who is hosting the discussion.