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Introducing new features: Block quotes, UK numbers and more!

Scribble is proud to introduce four new features to improve both your reporters’ and readers’ liveblog experience. They will be rolled out this week, and we hope you like them! SMS First up, we’ve added UK phone numbers to our SMS and Voicemail features. Now our UK clients can submit Read more…

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Why the world’s media companies use ScribbleLive

Note: This is an updated version of a previous blog post, new features and API projects have been added. Did you know that 90% of ScribbleLive’s direct customers have switched from another live blogging platform? Most of these moved over from Cover it Live. Many people ask us: what sets Read more…

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How to liveblog a double lung transplant

Hélène Campbell is a 20-year-old Canadian that needed a double lung transplant. Her family launched a website called alungstory.ca, a place for friends, family to be updated on the progress of the surgery. Family friend Taber Bucknell went out in search of a platform for those supporting Hélène to share Read more…

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Best Practices

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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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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How to cover a high-profile murder trial in real time

How do you cover a high-profile trial of a man accused of abducting, raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl? This week, journalists are bunkered down in a London, Ontario courtroom to cover the trial of Michael Rafferty, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, sexual assault causing bodily harm and abduction of Read more…

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Liveblogs redefine how to cover breaking news

Developing a digital strategy among the ever-growing crop of smartphones, tablets and social platforms is no easy task. In an article for Ad Age, Steve Rubel investigates the challenges faced by media companies as try to find their place among their digital audience. He found that most newsrooms are focussing their energy and Read more…

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WTAE covers Western Psych shooting in real time

When a gunman started shooting people at a Pittsburgh hospital on Thursday, local Hearst station WTAE was the only news company to run a liveblog as the event unfolded. As result, their liveblog readership quickly jumped into the thousands as the world tuned in to see what was happening. Editors Read more…

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Liveblogging Super Tuesday

As Americans across several states filed into voting booths to choose the next Republican presidential nominee, journalists were busy liveblogging every bit of analysis and speculation. Here are some of the highlights: The New York Daily News used Scribble’s LiveArticle feature to capture the latest results at the top of the Read more…

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Introducing Katy, Scribble’s new social media coordinator

ScribbleLive is please to welcome Ekaterina Torgovnikov, aka Katy, to our growing team. Katy joins us as our new social media coordinator, where she will help the company beef up its social strategy and manage our various social platforms. Katy has worked at a social media consulting firm and has a Read more…

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Two ways to liveblog the Mobile World Congress

Liveblogs are an efficient way to serve readers that salivate over every spec of a new piece of technology. So when software giant Microsoft released the newest version of its operating system during the Mobile World Congress, technology sites like The Verge and CNET launched liveblogs to capture every juicy Read more…

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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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