Friday, May 6, 2011

Word from Boston U's narrative conference: Long-form narrative is anything but dead

Highlights, via Bill Kirtz at

  • Jill Abramson, ME of the New York Times, said tablets and iPads give narrative a new way to reach new readers.
  • New Yorker writer Ken Auletta says nonfiction writers should use blogs and other new media, not whine about it.
  • Susan Orlean said new technology means the packaging of a story might be different, but content is still the thing.