Live blogs are Twitter for people not on Twitter, according to the panelists on the Is liveblogging rewriting journalism? session at news:rewired. Guardian blogs editor Matt Wells explained how the liveblog changes the structure of news stories away from the traditional inverted triangle and into an open-ended form
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Liveblogging enhances the journalistic process, according to Anna Doble, social media producer at Channel 4 News and a site editor for Channel4.com/news.
At Channel 4 News liveblogging sits alongside other content ‘adding value’ to the work carried out by the teams working on the television programme and on the website rather than replacing it.
Liveblogging allows for constant breaking news updates throughout the day as well as greater engagement with viewers.
Anna will be discussing these issues on the panel for the liveblogging session at news:rewired.