Meghan Davidson Ladly

Days of the RRJ: Day 8 – Long-form Journalism

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Literary journalism occupies a precarious place within Canada today. While this country was once home to many publications printing pieces exceeding 5,000 words, those days are over. As the genre’s journalists struggle to adapt to these new realities, many are turning to non-fiction books as a refuge.

Here, journalist and author Patricia Pearson provides insight into the current climate for this type of writing.

Will books stifle or shelter long-form? Find out in Davidson-Ladly’s feature in the Ryerson Review of Journalism, launching on December 14 at the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto.

Photography by Liem Vu and Michelle Medford.


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