In the news business, speed is considered an essential ingredient. Journalists are under pressure to get the story quickly; better yet - get it first.

The biggest challenge on professional journalists is is to offer something more, and that means we have to do our homework much better.

Vinod Jose, editor, The Caravan

It is not just TV; newspaper reporters have always been under the gun to break news before the competition does.

And these days, with all kinds of news outlets live blogging news events, the chances of getting something wrong are high.

There is a journalistic movement underway that is out to change all that - or at least give news junkies something different.

It is called "slow journalism" and the idea is to give reporters the time they need time to investigate news events and seek out untold stories and angles. The movement values meaning over mere information.

"I think it's a reaction to huge media organisations. The smaller scale of slow journalists' enterprises, I think involves people in a way they don't feel involved in large media organisations. So it's a kind of alternative media, without being necessarily politically alternative," says Megan Masuier, a media scholar at the University of Sydney.

A growing number of organisations have embraced the concept and their output takes various forms; lengthy articles that take months to publish or podcasts like Serial, which grew into an online phenomenon by taking a story that had been reported before but needed further examination.

Journalism has been called covering history on the run. The Listening Post's Paolo Ganino reports on the movement that is out to slow things down to a crawl.

Source: Al Jazeera