How long is too long?

Jill Abramson, the current executive editor of  The New York Times, told C-Span that some of the stories she sees in paper could be shortened. Brian Lamb asked her what one thing she’d change at the paper, and she cited a lack of discipline in some articles.

I feel like I am a hypocrite on this matter. I hate having word limits on articles that I write. Often, when I finish writing an article that was supposed to be capped at 500 words, I’m up somewhere in the high 700’s. On the other hand, when I get to an article on The New York Times website and I see that there are an additional four pages that I have to read of the same article, I groan. And will probably not read beyond the first page.

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