Monthly Archives:&npsp; February 2012

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Announcements

Introducing: ScribbleLive on Android

Android users rejoice. As mobile journalism continues its meteoric rise, ScribbleLive wants to ensure reporters have all the tools they need to report from the field in real time. Now, in addition to our iPhone and BlackBerry apps, all of our clients can download the free ScribbleLive Android app and start publishing Read more…

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Best Practices

Liveblogs as second screens (or, how to cover the Oscars)

What’s the best way to cover an evening known for its long, boring bits? For those in office pools (like Scribble’s) or simply wanting to join in the gossip, liveblogs were at the ready to collect the wit, wisdom and wardrobe malfunctions of the 84th Academy Awards in real time. Mashable Read more…

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Bring music to the masses with real-time coverage

Founded in 2011, Next Jam brings people jam band news and reviews. And one of the ways they’re doing it is through liveblogs. On Feb. 20, the media site created a liveblog following the performance of Umphrey’s McGee from the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. Using photos and pulling in Tweets from readers, Next Read more…

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Interviews

Forget immersion: welcome to experience journalism

Derrick Goold is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s baseball writer. On his blog (brilliantly named Write Fielder), he writes about a class project from his journalism school days, where students had to immerse themselves in a story over a series of months. Goold opted to follow a politican on campaign. He Read more…

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Best Practices

Liveblogging Whitney Houston’s funeral

When news companies started announcing that they would liveblog Whitney Houston’s funeral, there was some pushback from readers. Many people felt personal connections to Houston, and a liveblog was the best way to bring them into the event. Others worried that liveblogging an event as intimate and sensitive as a funeral would Read more…

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Using liveblogs to bring local content to communities

Liveblogging isn’t just about big media covering international events. From high-school sports to weather reports, a liveblog is also a great tool to bring information to a community, keeping people informed on local happenings. Last week, for instance, OpenFile covered a Supreme Court hearing in Halifax about the sale of St. Patrick’s Alexandra Read more…

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