TheWeek.com Launches 'Speed Reads' Vertical
In the past couple of years, the "longread" has been one of the most popular buzzwordsamong online publications, with outlets from BuzzFeed to The Atlantic touting investments in more deep-dive, longform journalism. Over at The Week, however, things are moving in an entirely different direction.
Today, TheWeek.com officially launched "Speed Reads," a vertical dedicated to quick takes on news and current events. The stories, most of which max out at around 200 words, cover everything from events in Ukraine to the Tea Party's waning popularity to "a hot jazz cover of Wham's 'Careless Whisper.'"