Longform meltdown at major newspapers in the U.S.

The number of stories longer than 2,000 words published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, from 2003 to 2012.

Major U.S. newspapers have seen a sharp decline in the last ten years in the stories that are published that contain over 2,000 words.  The Los Angeles Times has seen an 86% drop, The Washington Post down 50% and The Wall Street Journal down 35%.

 

 

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