Monthly Archives:&npsp; March 2012

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When news sites go down, liveblogs may be the answer

Several major Canadian media outlets suffered technical difficulties yesterday, leading them to deliver news through alternative methods. The difficulties were particularly untimely as the Canadian federal budget was released yesterday, an important story for many Canadians. The Toronto Star started experiencing technical difficulties at around 11:00am yesterday, when their entire Read more…

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Apps help newsrooms embrace mobile journalism

The iPhone was born in 2007, and immediately became a useful reporting tool. But it wasn’t until Apple released a high-definition video camera in 2010 that it made a real impact on day-to-day newsgathering. Since then, a slew of apps and products have made it a go-to production tool. ScribbleLive’s Read more…

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Digital Media Summit 2012: Day 1

How is content consumed? How interactive is it becoming? How is the user experience changing? These are the topics discussed at yesterday’s Digital Media Summit. The Digital Media Summit — a social media and interactive marketing conference — was held here in Toronto this week. I had the pleasure of attending the Read more…

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J-School Spotlight:The Golden Gate Xpress

While ScribbleLive is useful in covering a large variety of events, it truly shines when used to cover rallies and protests. By having multiple reporters in the field reporting in with various types of media, a liveblog can quickly bring readers into the event. Take the Golden Gate Xpress, a student Read more…

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Mobile apps outrank search engines, social media as traffic driver: study

Watch out, Google. Apps and news sites have overtaken search engines as the first place readers look for news. In other words: if you don’t have a mobile app, your readers will look elsewhere for news. According to a new study from Pew Research, search engines rank at number two, Read more…

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