Slow Journalism’s Value In An Instant Age

First there was Slow Food, and now, slow journalism. Michael Blanding reports on the kind of journalism that takes time to tell stories, especially as social media has further accelerated the news cycle. “Slow journalism stresses openness and transparency, laying bare to audiences its sourcing and methods and inviting participation in the final product,” he writes. “It also provides a complement and corrective to breaking news, where amid the pressures of ever-present deadlines, conjecture can often replace reporting.”