Liveblog spotlight: Five blogs from this week

This week, the first presidential candidate debate made-up the majority of liveblog coverage as two newsrooms – the Denver Post and Boston.com – provided access to their debate coverage in our syndication marketplace! In addition to the highly-anticipated first candidate debate of the U.S. presidential election, ScribbleLive clients updated search efforts for a missing five-year-old girl in a small United Kingdom town, covered Toronto city council meetings, and watched motorsports…

The Denver Post was one of two news organizations that made its liveblog coverage of the first U.S. presidential candidates debate available in our syndication marketplace. The syndicated marketplace allows a user to sell their syndicated liveblog content or purchase syndicated content from other ScribbleLive clients – and many of our ScribbleLive users capitalized on the excellent coverage provided by the Denver Post.

The Denver Post actually provided two different liveblogs for viewers on their main debate page. Viewers could either follow a liveblog containing the voices of local political bloggers or watch a stream from of posts from the Denver Post reporters covering the event live from the University of Denver.

Amnesty International added another interactive feature for users following along with their presidential election debate liveblog. In addition to the very interactive aspect of participating in a liveblog, Amnesty International tacked on a human rights presidential Bingo card beside their liveblog embed. The Bingo card allowed viewers to check-off boxes whenever candidates touched on a topic located within that box. Topics included: women’s rights, marriage equality, housing and internet freedom. Viewers could see how many of these topics the candidates covered – all while hoping to be the first to get a Bingo (five boxes check off in a row).

Note: At the time of writing, five-year-old April Jones had still not been located. Please check MSN’s liveblog for any updates since the time of writing.

Since October 2nd, MSN News UK has been liveblogging the search efforts to find missing five-year-old girl April Jones in a small Wales town, Machynlleth. Jones, who it is reported has cerebral palsy, was last seen getting into a light coloured van, according to the blog. Police arrested suspect Mark Bridger and he will be held and questioned until 5 p.m. Friday local time. Currently, the search is scheduled to continue throughout the night, despite weather conditions.

The MSN News liveblog tells a chilling story of a small-town community rallying together to help police find a missing young girl. We wish the community the best of luck in her safe return to her family.

Starting Thursday, TripleM 105.1 will be committing four days to live coverage of the Bathurst 1000 – a 1000 km car race in Australia. Already, it looks like they are providing some in-depth multimedia coverage with tons of photos, videos, and audio clips to keep viewers entertained. After all, they are promising to “be streaming real-time content from Bathurst, from fans at Bathurst, from you and anyone else we think can add to our coverage.” Make sure to check back throughout the weekend for updates from the big race!

The Toronto Star is staying on top of all the Toronto city council drama with their liveblog from Thursday’s city council meeting. Thursday’s council meeting included councilors debating Fiona Crean’s report, which was delivered to councilors Thursday. In the report, “the mayor is alleged to have improperly interfered with civic appointments,” wrote Star reporter Robyn Doolittle in a liveblog post. Check the liveblog to see what happened after the report was delivered to council members.

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