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The art of the article: Hollywood looks to journalism for the future10 Aug 3:00am

The art of the article: Hollywood looks to journalism for the future

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Long reads are proving irresistible to film executives, with Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck and Robert Redford all signing on to star in fact-based projects Media cognoscenti have been forecasting the death of long-form journalism for at least a decade now, and you can’t blame them. As readers moved from print to the internet, fewer publications have invested the time and money necessary to produce the kind of dense, narrative non-fiction that once took up the pages of most major American magazines. Our attention spans, too, have dwindled, increasingly dictated by the number of characters allotted in a tweet.
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