With the unique array of opportunities it offers for creative storytelling and audience engagement, video is increasingly gaining momentum within the journalism industry. As new technologies and platforms have developed, video formats have started to be not a sole prerogative of TV anymore; video content is now accessed from multiple platforms, live or on-demand.
Mark Johnson, community editor, the Economist; Malika Bilal, digital producer and co-host of The Stream, Al Jazeera (via Skype); Hannah Waldram, community co-ordinator, the Guardian; Ros Atkins, presenter, World Have Your Say, BBC World Service; Tony Haile, chief executive, Chartbeat discuss growing engagement of audiences both across social media platforms and on news outlets’ own websites.
Liveblogging has been called the “death of journalism” to the “embodiment of its future“. However people feel about it, it is a big issue for online journalism.
From election coverage to civil unrest, to the arrest of Julian Assange, liveblogging has been used to cover fast-moving stories.
Different formats are used by a variety of news organisations from newspapers to broadcasters.
The final session of news:rewired will take a close look at liveblogging and what it means for online journalism, hearing from those who use the format every day.