11 Long Stories

At what point does a story stop being a “short story” and cross the line into the realm of a “long story?” Whatever the answer, it is arbitrary and rather meaningless. The length of a TV journalism story depends on the transmission schedule and the time slot in which it can be broadcast.

What Is a Documentary?

It’s hard to define “documentary” because most definitions are restrictive and none fully satisfactory. The word documentaire in French, for example, was originally used to describe travel films.

One rather loose definition of documentary is “a factual presentation depicting actual events and real people.” Some intellectuals ...

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