So, the Washington Post will require shorter articles of its writers:

We will take a new approach to story length, which remains an important challenge, despite the progress already made in some parts of the paper. We will soon publish story length guidelines for the staff, along with ways to adhere to them.

I’m not sure this is the right move. Used to be a newspaper is where you went when you wanted to get in-depth coverage. Can’t get very in-depth with a 10-inch article. Might as well watch CBS News. After this move, what advantage will newspapers have left?