Hamish McKenzie, writing for PandoDaily, notes the arrival of two long-form journalism entitites and argues that such work is the new necessity for organizations as part of a "slow media" movement. He says news is increasingly a commodity, that there are revenue opportunities within in-depth work, that media consumption across tablets is more likely to include longer reads, that Google is trying to align its search engine to quality, and that prestige accompanies long-form work and is bound to attract a greater reputation.
Butch Ward, writing for Poynter, identifies how managers can put themselves in a position to succeed in newsrooms. He says there are clear tips: use a calendar, make a list of tasks, make that list difficult and full of good intentions, share your good intentions, and take five minutes daily to reflect.
Canada's largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, has joined the already sizeable list of media with an online paywall. Its threshold is 10 stories a month, after which customers will pay $9.99 plus tax monthly. Most of the prominent Canadian print/online newsrooms now feature paywalls.