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 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.
We spoke to three of our speakers to give you a better idea of some of the issues that will be covered on the day.
Greg Hadfield, director of strategic projects, Cogapp, discusses his work on “open-data cities” and the benefits of open data to journalists, developers, and others; Robin Hamman, director of digital, Edelman, talks about innovation in social media strategy and where media organisations should start; and Matt Wells, blogs editor, the Guardian, explains why journalists should be making the most of social media platforms for news sourcing and verification