About Longreads

Longreads was founded in April 2009 by Mark Armstrong. In April 2014 we joined theAutomattic / family.

For complete background on its creation, read this post.

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Longreads in the News

Automattic, Steward of, Snaps Up Longreads (Businessweek, April 2014)

Former McCann-Erickson creative chief Joyce King Thomas joins Longreads (Ad Age, August 2011)

Longreads Founder Mark Armstrong named one of New York Magazine’s 21 New Media Innovators (July 2011)

New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, at Boston University, on Longreads: “They have this down to a science.” (29:45) (May 2011)

Nieman Lab: “Longreads continues its development from media-geek favorite to industry standard” (May 2011)

TechCrunch: Longreads Goes Social with Community Picks (May 2011)

Yahoo News: Rolling Stone and Longreads co-host a night for long-form journalism in New York (April 2011)

New York Times: Longreads—A Digital Renaissance for the Long-form? (January 2011)

Charlie Rose Show: David Carr on the iPad, digital media and Longreads (January 2011)

Revision3: Website We Just Can’t Get Enough Of: Longreads (January 2011)

New York Observer: Longreads Wants Your Mixtapes for New ‘Lists’ Feature (January 2011)

New York Times: Long-Form Journalism Finds an Online Friend (November 2010)

Lifehacker: “Longreads is chock full of good stuff” (October 2010)

AOL/Switched (October 2010): ”Armstrong has effectively managed to construct a massive tweet database, without sacrificing any of the streamlined brevity that makes his Twitter feed so ironically appealing.”

New York Observer: How Longreads Started (October 2010)

TechCrunch: The Perfect Content Companion for iPad + Instapaper, Longreads Get a Website (October 2010)

Longreads Featured in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix