Diverse discussions have erupted lately about how a dose of Slowness could improve mediated lives. Inspired by Slow Food, many people have proposed movements for Slow Media, Slow News, Slow Journalism, Slow Books, Slow Communication, Slow Blogging, Slow Word, Slow Reading and more. Slow values have transformed the ways that many of us make, buy and consume food. Could it have an impact on our information and entertainment ecosystems, too? Explore the resources here and see whether you find the arguments compelling. These links lead to some key conversations about slowing down.
"The Art of Slow Reading" (Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian, 2010).
"A Slow-Books Manifesto: Read Books. As Often as You Can. Mostly Classics" (Maura Kelly, The Atlantic, 2012).
"After Brightbart and Shirley Sherrod, We Need a Slow-News Movement" (Walter Shapiro, Politics Daily, 2010).
"After Shirley Sherrod, Time for the Slow-Blogging Movement" (Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post, 2010).
"The Origin of Slow Media: Early Diffusion of a Cultural Innovation through Popular and Press Discourse, 2002-2010" (Jennifer Rauch,Transformations, 2011).
"The Slow Media Manifesto" (Sabria David, Jorg Blumtritt and Benedikt Kohler, 2010).
“A Slow Media Movement” (Sally Herships, Marketplace/American Public Media, 2009).
“Move Over Slow Food: Introducing Slow Media” (Elissa Altman, Huffington Post, 2007).
"Not So Fast: A Manifesto for Slow Communication" (John Freeman, Wall Street Journal, 2009).
"Reading, Fast and Slow" (Jessica Love, The American Scholar, 2012).
"Slow Journalism: Why Doesn't the UK Have a Culture of Serious Non-fiction Like the U.S.?" (Susan Greenberg, Prospect, 2007).
“The Slow Movement” (Antony Funnell, Radio National/Australian Broadcasting Co., 2010).
"The Slow News Movement" (Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, 2012).
“Time for a Slow-Word Movement” (Trevor Butterworth, Forbes, 2009).