It may well be that just creates a new journalistic genre these days. Not as an experiment, but as a response to a clear demand for longer existing journalistic materials which are preferably read on tablet computers and ebook readers. At least that is true for the United States.
A single name, the genus child, not yet, but it already shows typical features: The lyrics are written plays. They are shorter than books. They are longer than typical magazine articles. They have a circumference of about 30 to 90 pages. You will be digitally distributed via specially equipped platforms, such as Amazon (where they are called singles), on Byliner.com or TheAtavist.com. And they sell well.
The most recent example is Jon Krakauer's investigative research "Three Cups of Deceit." In it the in the U.S. very prominent fundraiser and best-selling author Greg Mortensen ("Three Cups of Tea") is unmasked as a fraud and a cheat who should have gewirtschaftet the donations his organization Central Asia Institute (CAI) for the most part in their own pockets. Even U.S. President Barack Obama had donated, according to CBSNews CAI - $ 100,000 from the prize money for his Nobel Peace Prize.
Krakauer has published his research in Byliner.com, seventy pages scope for the price of just under 3 euros. Single in the Kindle Store the current title is a hit: In the period from 18 to 24 April is the text have been downloaded a total of 70,000 times to be (for the first three days was the free download).
Joshua Quittners "Birth of a Way New Journalism" vision in Wired magazine in 1995 was perhaps not so mistaken: he had even then outlines a changing media landscape in which the editorial text production and the subsequent distribution of the printed paper from each could be isolated. In the original he put it:
Nearly two-Thirds of the cost of putting out a newspaper or magazine is the cost of printing it (paper, ink, printing presses) and distributing it (trucks, delivery folks, mail). Uncouple the content from the production and distribution costs, and you see the kind of cash we're dealing with here. Introduce The Possibility did by the end of the decade, 100 million people will be on the Net. Now, Those people give the technical ability to pay 3 cents for each and every story They read. If only 1 million people read, say, one-time story on OJ Simpson, that's U.S. $ 30,000. Pretty soon, you're talking about real money.