Going Long

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28 May Going Long

Two years ago, if you would have told me I’d publish in a digital-only format a full 3,000-word narrative feature on snow goose hunting, I’d have laughed aloud. Digital “content” was largely short and pithy. No magazine I worked for had a place for long stories on their websites.
Well, the times they are a-changing, and about time, I’d say. Check this out: A full-length Field & Stream feature story that lives on the Web alone. Packed full of awesome photos and videos. Peppered with sidebars. And all packaged around enough words to fill 8 pages in a magazine. Welcome to the future (I hope) of digital storytelling.
Kudos to Field & Stream for dreaming up such a thing, to Yamaha for underwriting it, and to my ace editors Colin Kearns and Alex Robinson for making it all sing.
If this is the future of journalism—big ideas delivered in a big online way—I’m all in. Check it out: http://www.fieldandstream.com/features/mound-city-madness/

Thanks to Nathaniel Welch for the awesome snow goose photography.

T. Edward Nickens
enickens@nc.rr.com
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