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Robin Minchom

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Floods, SCOTUS and Red Pandas

It has been another week of great real-time content. Readers have been kept informed about yet more destructive floods – this time in Canada, ScribbleLive’s home country. Heavy rains battered Alberta, setting unfortunate records and devastating towns in the province’s south. Coverage of, and reaction to, the freak weather takes Read more…

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Iran, Turkey and Bonnaroo

Last week, the upheaval in Taksim square dominated headlines, as demonstrators clashed with police and the government over plans to develop Gezi Park. Passionate protesters were met with defiance from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan who later held an impressive counter rally with his own supporters. Coverage of this, Bonnaroo Read more…

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Floods, Wine and Phones

Although we’re already weeks into ‘summer,’ the weather hasn’t been kind for many in Europe. Torrential rain battered the central strip of the continent and caused devastating floods. One of our most striking examples in this week’s ScribbleLive Spotlight is from a media house in Germany who demonstrated just how Read more…

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: The Queen, Sharks and Water

This ScribbleLive Spotlight series is intended to inspire real-time storytellers to use our platform in innovative and imaginative ways by showcasing some of the best events produced across our network. This week, we’re taking you even further down the rabbit hole as the variety of events should really make you Read more…

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Eurovision, Cricket and Shell

One of the most hotly anticipated events of this week was the Eurovision song contest, which sent Europeans into a frenzy with its pop extravaganza, salacious dance routines and cheesy pyrotechnics. For those who don’t know, it’s a yearly singing competition to which each European nation sends one act who each Read more…

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Amanda Berry, Alex Ferguson and Kim Dotcom

Some huge stories dominated the headlines this week. Readers around the world were captivated by a rare piece of good news as three missing women were found, alive, after a decade in captivity. On the other side of the Atlantic, sports fans were shocked when Sir Alex Ferguson — a Read more…

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Scribblelive Spotlight: BBQs, May Day protests and Humanitarianism

This Spotlight series was created to showcase the exciting diversity of real-time content that is produced within our network. We like to demonstrate that working in real-time is something that can be used to cover a wide range of topics by anyone: from the-man-with-his-iPhone to multinational press agencies. This week Read more…

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Top 5 Events of the Week

Last week, the featured events focused on the chaos in Massachusetts. Following on from explosions and a manhunt, this week’s events are decidedly more peaceful and highlight the platform’s ability to cover slightly softer news stories. Expect astronomical aspirations and a touch of remembrance.

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Top Five Events of the Week

The last seven days will always be remembered for the bombings that killed three spectators of the Boston marathon, wounded scores more and brought the city to a standstill, prompting messages of compassion from around the globe. An intense manhunt followed the attack and resulted in one of the perpetrators Read more…

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ScribbleLive Spotlight: Top Five Events of the Week

Fancy knowing about some of the best events our clients have been running recently? We thought you might. After a short hiatus, our liveblog spotlight series is back, sharing live coverage best practices. Each week, we’ll pick five of the most interesting events and chats, so if you’re looking for Read more…

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Campaigning in Real-time: Syria Appeal Liveblog

We’ve all seen how the appeal of real-time story telling reaches far beyond traditional newsrooms. Corporations can use ScribbleLive to launch a new product, sports organisations to follow their team and politicians to connect to voters. Real-time content has also proved to be a perfect fit for charitable campaigns, whether Read more…

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Round the Clock: Sports Reporting in Real-Time

Sports coverage and real-time reporting is a match made in heaven. It’s like football and a pork pie, baseball and a hotdog or ice hockey and something smothered in maple syrup. A journalist watches the match and describes every goal, injury and incident with the wizardry of his words and embellishes Read more…

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