The article is dead – long live the story

In the Guardian today, Frederic Filloux wrote a fascinating piece about the future of the news article.

Filloux worries that people, even a “witty, fast-thinking young engineer” working “for an upcoming web and mobile platform” have an old-fashioned view of an article. “He looked at the journalistic article in an old-fashioned way: a block of text, augmented with links here and there, period.”

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