N.Y. TIMES DEBUTS ‘ONE-SENTENCE STORIES’
Those who fret that the news media has become fragmented and frantic should brace for this: “The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch. Onesentence stories, crafted specially for small screens, will provide the news at a glance across many Times sections, including Business, Politics, Science, Tech and The Arts,” the news organization recently announced with hip brevity.
“One-sentence stories are accompanied by The Times’s award-winning photography and short, bulleted summaries. Editors on three continents will be dedicated to The Times’s core mobile apps, including Watch, 24 hours a day,” The Times concluded.
Wait, rather than a whole new journalistic entity, isn’t this just a headline to fit a watch face? Well, whatever. It’s tough out there. Variants will likely appear elsewhere as the press scrambles to keep their footing in the media marketplace. And hey, why not go for the one-word story, then? Whoa, help, heh and balderdash could make for some decent starters.