Olympics are over and the exodus of the world from London has finally begun. Despite the apocalyptic forecasts, the city still stands tall. As our beloved colleague Kasimir put it: ”That was the most exhilarating two weeks in London that I’ve witnesses in 12 years living here. It was absolutely immense. But can we now please go back to traffic, cynicism, impatience, political scandal and all those other qualities that make us love and want to live in this city.” Well, our clients aren’t wasting any time getting back to the non-Games life.
Travelling through América Latina, I didn’t always have electricity, let alone internet access.
But despite sometimes-shoddy connections, it was easy to see that more and more people down south are hooking up to the web and are looking for live content.
Mexico’s UNO TV is a great example. The network has been pulling in posts through syndicated feeds in addition to their own reporters’ content, providing viewers with liveblogging coverage of the Games since the Olympic flame was lit. In addition to a feed that has been running for days covering all aspects of the Olympics, the organization has run separate liveblogs for relevant events and competitions, giving readers up-to-the-second stats and facts in addition to their regular content.
While the Olympics slowly unfold in London, newsrooms all over the world are elbowing each other in a race to deliver the most thorough and original coverage possible.
Some chose to cover the most media-covered event in the traditional fashion; many others used ScribbleLive to hook up their audience with engaging live coverage, gluing sport fans to the screens thanks to a wise mix of live streams, chat rooms, tickling polls, exclusive images from the trenches and spicy commentaries.
We have taken a look through the peephole of some of the most important newsrooms of the world for you. Down here, you can find a list of some prominent media organizations scribbling the Olympics live.
This is how each one of them is going about it — food for thought for your next live coverages! Follow the jump…
We’re a day away from the world’s most exciting sports event: the Olympics. The 2012 Olympic summer games will take place in London, England: the city has been preparing for the monumental event for years and allocating budget of £9.3bn. Over 10,000 athletes will be making their way to the UK to participate in the games.
It all kicks off this Friday, July 27, 2012 at 4pm ET with the opening ceremonies. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle, the $42 million ceremony should not be missed.
We have been keeping a close eye on the excitement leading up to the games and are pleased to offer you our olympic liveblogging guide, listing organizations around the world who will be covering the events in real time.