Copies of presentations from the liveblogging workshop at news:rewired – digital stories, on Thursday 6 December, featured talks from Neil Macdonald, head of web and data development, Trinity Mirror in Merseyside, Seb Ramsay, hub news editor, Manchester Evening News and Ben Schneider, senior director and general manager, Demand Media, CoveritLive.
More and more newsrooms are using live blogs to illustrate stories and get different content to their audiences.
Panellists this afternoon at the news:rewired – digital stories conference, in London, offered ten top tips on how organisations can use live blogging effectively and efficiently in their newsrooms.
Amongst those sharing their thoughts were: Seb Ramsay, hub news editor at the Manchester Evening News, Neil Macdonald, head of web and data development with Trinity Mirror, and Ben Schneider, director and general manager of CoveritLive.
We are pleased to announce liveblogging platform CoveritLive as the latest sponsor of news:rewired – digital stories, Journalism.co.uk’s next digital journalism conference.
The one-day event, which takes place on Thursday 6 December at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, will be geared towards equipping delegates with knowledge of the latest techniques and tools for producing top-notch digital journalism, as well as offering insight into some of the innovative projects evolving within today’s newsrooms, and outside of them.
Demand Media’s senior director and general manager for CoveritLive, Ben Schneider, will be joining the liveblogging workshop at news:rewired – digital stories, where he will share top tips for liveblogging success and making the most of the platform.
There are still tickets available for news:rewired, but be quick as the event usually sells out. Tickets for the one-day conference can be purchased at this link for just £130 (+VAT). Lunch and refreshments will also be provided, as well as networking drinks afterwards.
There is also a news:rewired PLUS ticket option for just £310 (+VAT), which includes both a day’s intensive training on the Wednesday (5 December) and the day-long conference on the Thursday (6 December). Delegates can choose one of three options for the day of intensive training: Introduction to Data Journalism, run by Paul Bradshaw; Online Media Law, run by David Banks or Advanced Online Research Skills, run by Colin Meek. You can buy either of these tickets at this link.
One of the sessions at the news:rewired – full stream ahead digital journalism conference will look at how news sites are innovating in providing real-time updates via liveblogs and live streams of news.
Here are five examples of innovations in live digital news reporting, including from BBC News, ITV News and the Wall Street Journal, all of which will be represented by speakers in the session at news:rewired.
We’ve rounded up some of the best coverage of news:rewired from speakers and delegates alike and collected it together in one handy post.
Speaker Nicola Hughes – DataMinerUK has written a detailed summary of her talk in the sorting the social media chaos session, complete with tips on her favourite journalism tools.
On the Reuters Blog Mark Jones, who spoke in the social media strategy session, used Storify to round up Tweets, pictures and text from across the day.
And RBI’s Adam Tinworth heroically liveblogged every session he was in. Including the liveblogging session.
For all this and more, continue reading…
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
Follow the developing the is liveblogging rewriting journalism? session at news:rewired – noise to signal with a CoverItLive blog from Wannabe Hacks
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.
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.
Liveblogging platform ScribbleLive is to open up its syndication marketplace to allow freelancers to get paid for creating content for its clients.
ScribbleLive founder Michael De Monte (pictured) said the syndication marketplace, which will launch next year, will allow individuals who sign up to its freelancers’ plan to make money when they are covering or talking about live events online.
ScribbleLive already has a syndication marketplace for large organisations like Thomson Reuters and they plan to extend this service to other paying subscribers.
Speaking at news:rewired, De Monte said the product would help media organisations to cover breaking news from all over the world.
“You can’t be every place, every time,” he said. “Hopefully there will be a journalist producing that content and it can go into system.”