Narratives in a Digital Age
First Class: *What will future books look like? (video clip via IDEO)
Welcome to LJ Digital, a blog created by UC Irvine’s Literary Journalism Program in conjunction with our Narratives in a Digital age class. Follow us as we discuss how nonfiction storytelling is changing. We will feature the latest news, commentary, links, clips, and discussions from those who interested in reading, studying, and writing narrative journalism — and those who want to see it thrive as the way we read shifts.
Believe it or not, these are exciting times for longform journalism. The genre is evolving, but it’s certainly not dying. At LJ Digital, we will explore and debate the future of books, magazines, newspapers, writers, and publishers. We will read first-rate pieces from journalists who have published digitally or are incorporating new media, videos, blogs, e-readers and podcasts into reading experiences.
Our objective: To think critically about where the field of literary journalism might end up, and how it will continue to be financed and published. If you love reading or writing, this is relevant to you.
— LJ Digital
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