At the moment, Rosenberg works out of what a colleague described as a “cloffice” in the Fort Greene apartment he shares with his girlfriend; he is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief. He also reports, writes and oversees video and photo production, as well as being the point person for marketing and publicity. He has been joined by a managing editor—fellow Times contributor Brendan Spiegel. Their plan is to get Narratively off the ground with the help of a Kickstarter campaign and a handful of experienced New York freelancers who are willing to work without a paycheck until funding trickles in. (Assuming funding does, in fact, trickle in.)(5)
Condé Nast leads the pack in just-released nominations for big digital-magazine awards, the Digital Ellies
This years' awards also brings at least one newcomer, The Atavist, a newish startup that commissions works of long-form journalism for individual sale, and which is nominated in the reporting and "use of interactivity and multimedia" categories.
You can view the full list of nominees after the jump.(1)
Brave new words: Writers and editors of e-publication 'The Atavist' discuss the future of long-form writing at N.Y.U.
Though The Atavist packages its long-form journalism with an array of multimedia bells and whistles, three writers for the literary website told an audience last night at NYU that words—no matter how many—were still king. Using an iPad, the panelists projected Matt Power’s 15,000-word article on a tree kangaroo seeker in a remote Pacific Island. “There’s probably less than ten major magazine stories a year that come out of that length,” Evan Ratliff said.