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Ten tips: Live blogging from the newsroom

| December 6, 2012 – 4:37 pm | 3,834 views
Neil McDonald Trinity Mirror Merseyside

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.

#newsrw: ‘It’s almost as if the liveblog is the new home page’

| May 27, 2011 – 6:53 pm | 3,800 views
News Rewired :Conference 27-5-11- Thompson Reuters,London

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

LIVE: Final session – Is liveblogging rewriting journalism? #newsrw

| May 27, 2011 – 4:15 pm | 5,187 views
Image by David Ortez on Flickr, some rights reserved

Follow the developing the is liveblogging rewriting journalism? session at news:rewired – noise to signal with a CoverItLive blog from Wannabe Hacks

Links: Session 3A – #opendata at a local level

| May 17, 2011 – 4:13 pm | 5,866 views
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Some of the biggest stories of the last few years such as MPs expenses and WikiLeaks have been driven by information discovered in spreadsheets.
At the other end of the spectrum there is a whole host of open data available to regional and local journalists seeking to unearth stories of interest to their communities.
Here ahead of the open data session at news:rewired we take a look at how data has been used by regional organisations and some of the open data sources available in the UK.