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Why your story is (probably) too long

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Why your story is (probably) too long

The Associated Press recently instituted word-count limits, and Karen Fratti thinks it's about time. In a smartphone era when attention spans are shorter than ever, brevity is a virtue, Fratti writes: "I think a lot of us are writing too much to seem more serious and in-depth so as not to appear too beholden to the ‘clickiness' of the Internet. Yes, we can do serious journalism on mobile and digital-first platforms. But it can also be concise."