Narratives in a Digital Age
Assignment for Monday: Create an LJ Mixtape for Longreads
THE #LONGREADS #LIST — “Like a mixtape, for reading”
-Pick your 3-5 favorite longreads about a certain topic (“My Favorite Longreads About Cooking”), a place (“Longreads about Nicaragua”), an era (“My 3 Favorite Longreads about Late 1980s Hip-Hop Stars”) or a certain author or publisher (“My 5 Favorite Longreads from Sady Doyle”).
-Longreads prefers links to single-page articles that are free to read. If you have a story that requires a subscription or registration, that’s fine, but just remember that many people will expect a good ratio of free reading material, so make sure you’ve got a decent amount in there.
-Diversity is key: Look for stories that come from different sources and that don’t overlap with too many other recommendations. We all want to discover something new and interesting.
-It’s difficult for us to retweet link lists that span several successive tweets, so for now, post your list on your blog or Tumblr.
LJ DIGITAL: Post the Longreads List to eee on the LJ Students Tumblr blog by Monday. You can also link to it to your Twitter page (if you want to) using the tags #longreads #list.