The End of Long-Form Journalism

Variety mourns the end of long-form entertainment journalism:

“At a time when the likes of celebrity Web site, Defamer and rush amateur photos of the Hollywood Hills brush fire and news of Mel Gibson’s latest indiscretion to the Web at the speed of thought, writers and editors who once specialized in crafting polished, in-depth insider features about Hollywood stars and filmmakers are learning the mantra of the Web: Write fast — and write short.”

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