Monthly Archives: November 2011

The future of news is real-time collaboration

There's nothing journalists like more than predicting the death of the industry. They've been doing it for decades, from the invention of the printing press to the  influx of the iPad, and every technological advance in between. Here at ScribbleLive, we know that technology isn't killing journalism: it's helping it survive. David Glance from the University of Western Austrailia wrote a piece abo[…]

A live chat with Margaret Atwood

When a high-profile subject grants you a slice of time, why not make the most of it? National Post books editor Mark Medley decided to make his interview with Margaret Atwood public by conducting a live chat with the author. The Canuck wordslinger wanted to promote her new collection, In Other Worlds, and Medley engaged her in a discussion about sci-fi and speculative fiction. He invited read[…]

Liveblogging vs. live tweeting

Poynter's Matt Thompson offers five reasons to liveblog instead of live tweet, along with some pointers for successful real-time coverage. Among Thompson's tips: ensure battery power, background info and bathroom breaks are taken care of ahead of time. Know thy CMS. Promote a hashtag. Inform relevant readers. And don't forget to engage with them, he writes: "I’m a firm believer in Dan Gillmor[…]

Liveblogging Black Friday

Every year, the holiday shopping season kicks off with a day of discounts, erupting the citizenry into a frenzied, plastic-yielding mob. Originally dubbed Black Friday because of the disruptive nature of shopping-related traffic jams, the name has been re-branded in recent years as an homage to the profits retailers yank in. In a related tradition, every Black Friday the news media unleashes an […]

Jeff Jarvis on the value of liveblogging

Jeff Jarvis, a well-known and oft-quoted future-of-news pontificator, was in Toronto last week promoting his new book, Public Parts. Jarvis is an American journalist, blogger, consultant and a professor at CUNY's j-school, which is a brand-new ScribbleLive client. The school is already teaching their students about the value of real-time coverage. Jarvis sat down with ScribbleLive to talk liveblo[…]

Canada’s tech scene growing

A flurry of articles have been published in response to Scribble Technologies' announcement that it has secured $4-million in funding to aggressively expand its business. Here's a sampling: From The Globe and Mail (a ScribbleLive client): "Canada’s tech scene is quietly expanding, and its burgeoning companies are giving venture capital investors enough reason to throw some money at them. "No […]

Scribble Technologies Raises $4 Million in Series A Funding With Lead Investor Summerhill Venture Partners

Live blogging and real-time content market leader looks to aggressively drive growth TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Scribble Technologies Inc., the world leader in real-time content publishing and delivery, today announced that it has raised $4 million in new financing led by Summerhill Venture Partners. Additionally, Scribble is now working with four out of the top five news agencies in the world[…]

How to liveblog a news meeting

"We're trying something new," Province digital news editor Erik Rolfsen wrote in a ScribbleLive liveblog yesterday morning. He wasn't in the field, or even at his desk: he liveblogged from the paper's daily morning news meeting, something normally done behind closed doors. In the newspaper wars of old -- when reporters would camp out in washrooms to steal stories from competitors -- this openness […]

Journalism Interactive: NY Times on liveblog strategy

Journalism Interactive was a two-day conference for j-profs and the digitally-minded, so, naturally, the organizers wanted to live blog the event. The conference was hosted at the University of Maryland right before Halloween, and Scribblelive donated an account to them. The school unleashed a team of j-students to cover the event; They had photographers with high-end cameras posting photos, they[…]