The Wall Street Journal, which pioneered the longform narrative in American newspapers, published 35 percent fewer stories over 2,000 words last year from a decade ago, 468 from 721.
When it comes to stories longer than 3,000 words, the three papers showed even sharper declines. The WSJ’s total is down 70 percent to 25 stories, from 87 a decade ago, and theLA Times down fully 90 percent to 34 from 368.
If newspapers get abbreviated, where will we get the news in detail?
So upset, nervous wreck I can’t believe you said, “Goodbye” Sit and smoke, cry and joke About these tears in my eyes How could you do what you gone and done to me? I wouldn’t treat a dog the way you treated me But that’s what I get I’ve come to expect it from you
A million times A million lines and I bought ‘em every one You don’t care You rip and tear every dream I’ve counted on
I guess that I should thank my unlucky stars That I’m alive and you’re the way you are But that’s what I get I’ve come to expect it from you
How could you do what you gone and done to me? I wouldn’t treat a dog the way you treated me But that’s what I get I’ve come to expect it from you
I could raise hell but what the hell, it wouldn’t do a bit of good I can leave my heart agrees, it seems to think that I should There won’t be no more next time doin’ me wrong You’ll come back this time to find out that I’m gone
But that’s what you get You should expect that from me That’s what I get I’ve come to expect it from you
GEORGE STRAIT - I’VE COME TO EXPECT IT FROM YOU (by suttersmith66)
“I’m very good at reading people. Because I’m a visual thinker I tend to be more kinesic–listening to the quality and expression of energy in movement, the inflections of the voice, more than to what is said.”