Longform.org, a website dedicated to curating excellent in-depth journalism, debuted its first iPhone app Wednesday. The app represents Longform.org’s first attempt at customization, allowing readers to tweak their story feeds according to their tastes.
“We’re trying to let you create your own reading list, your own diet,” said Longform.org founding editor Max Linsky in a phone interview.
Longform.org readers can now tailor their list of stories by following specific writers, a feature that will allow journalists to build up a following, Linsky said. This means freelancers who who are published by multiple news outlets can put all their work in one place, where their fans can see it. The team at Longform.org is also planning to offer its writers the ability to view data for their stories, including scroll depth and number of views, Linsky said.… Read more