How long is a piece of string?

Traveling through the world of journalism, digital media, and publishing I have come across several guidelines, opinions and commentary on how long an article, feature, news piece, vox pop, blog, web content, and book should be.

I’ve even asked the question to those who have gone before me, and the conclusion I have finally reached in all of these areas are; as long as you want.

However; in certainly areas, as long as you want must take into consideration the end user, reader, or listener.

If you can sum up a story in one sentence, then why not use just one line to say it. If I learnt one thing in my degree it would be this; write what you have to say, and cut the fat.

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