23 great places for long-form storytelling
This list isn’t intended to be comprehensive, it’s just a diverse collection of publications that have been doing great work lately, as well as curators that will help you find the good stuff.
California Sunday — A new magazine that has been doing outstanding features
ReadThisThing – one fantastic piece of journalism each day via email
The Atlantic – news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life
NY Times Magazine – great weekly features
Atavist Magazine – they don’t publish too often, but it’s always outstanding
Guernica – a magazine of art and politics
BuzzFeed’s Big Stories – increasingly, this has become a go-to place for in-depth storytelling
Medium – a community of readers and writers offering unique perspectives on ideas large and small
The New Yorker – The New Yorker always rocks
The New Statesman – a British political and cultural magazine
True Reddit — a subreddit for sharing good storytelling
Longform.org — a collection of longform journalism
The Awl – great reporting on media
Mother Jones – perhaps a bit left-leaning, but MJ does some fantastic work
Highline – Huffington Post’s excellent longform/investigative arm
GQ – when GQ focuses on big stories, they deliver
ProPublica – in-depth investigative stories
Aeon – Essays about science and philosophy and other awesome nerdy things
Rolling Stone – same as above. you’ll need to sift to find it, but there’s outstanding work here
National Geographic – you know who they are.
Washington Post – a paper with the full mix of content, but lately they’ve been delivering some ground-breaking stories
The Marshall Project – A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering America’s criminal justice system.
The Intercept – investigative journalism with deep pockets
Thoughts on Media is a community publication on Medium, curated by ReadThisThing.