The New Journalism, Redux

20130806-073739.jpgThe lineup is solid, no doubt about it, and speaks to the health of and the prospects for what’s come to be called “long-form journalism.” (Why long-form instead of just “long,” I couldn’t tell you. But, as long as I’m in a parenthesis, I can say that another positive development is the arrival of several Web sites devoted to this kind of work—notably Longform, The Atavist, Longreads, and Byliner.) However, one of the main things that struck me in reading Next Wave–which I recommend to anyone interested in outstanding journalism–is that these young’uns don’t seem to be that interested in advancing the literary innovations of the foreparents. On the whole, the pieces are calm, measured … you might even say “objective.” —The Chronicle of Higher Education.