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Will an App Rescue Long-Form Journalism?

For the creators of the new Atavist app, story is everything.


While most of his fellow writers and editors were wailing and wringing their hands about the death of print, journalist and Wired contributing editor Evan Ratliff got excited about the possibilities of what was next.

"Certainly no freelance writer could look around and say things are the same as they were 10 years ago.” Ratliff says. “But to survive at all as a writer you have to possess, below the fear and cynicism obligatory for the profession, some basic belief that people are enticed by great stories. If you start at that end, and then think about the new possibilities for small, or independent, outfits to try new types of storytelling, it looks exciting instead of depressing."

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