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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U4Ha9HQvMo
Monday, 27 January 14
Challenge 6:
Liveblog

Monday, 27 January 14
3 themes

• Preparing for liveblogging events
• Software and hardware
• Verification, ethics and law

Monday, 27 January 1...
What is a liveblog?
"A more iterative approach that breaks
out updates as individual stories as they
develop. The steady s...
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Beginnings

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Endings

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Why?

• Sticky: “Increases dwell time 20-fold” Paul Gallagher, MEN
• Traffic: 300% more views, 233%
visitors (Guardian). 2...
Side project or core?

• ITV: whole operation is liveblog
• BBC: team alongside other coverage
• Guardian: reporter feedin...
The lead up...

Preparing for liveblogging
Monday, 27 January 14
Liveblogging: your notes

• Background facts and quotes on key
characters/settings
• Bookmark useful links
- e.g. Deliciou...
Social bookmarking using
Delicious/Pinboard etc.
• Bookmark relevant webpages in advance
• Tag effectively: people, organi...
A quick runthrough

• Sign up at Delicious.com
• Bookmark a useful page - e.g. profile,
document, stats, report, explainer...
‘Sources’ = not just contacts

• Talk to the community, recruit contributors,
set up lists, groups, photo pools, tags etc....
http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/12/09/an-appropriate-use-of-technology/
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The recce

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Wifi map, 3G recce - don’t forget 2G/SMS
Scheduled post with embedded viewer
Network: where are you ...
Video: live multiplatform election coverage (PBS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQrH1OuhPjk
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"We increased the reach of the NewsHour's live-stream by
having it hosted elsewhere including the Sunlight
Foundation and ...
The event.

Adding value
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Same choices, but faster.

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Twitter stream?
Liveblogging?
Photo updates and gallery?
Streaming video?
Google map...
Where is the need?

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Document?
Aggregate?
Analyse?
Enrich?
Verify?

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“The adrenaline was running by now. So
I turned [the flash] on and took five
pictures. I realised they were important
and ...
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Live tweeting tips

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Use existing hashtag(s) - or make one
Engage all the senses - and media
Use direct quotes -...
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There’s still a story...

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Characters, setting and movement
Human stories vs wider impact
Feel the pace and change...
Streaming tips

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Test, prepare, recce, schedule
Auto-tweet upon streaming
Steady camera
Narrate if sound is not cl...
Liveblog this podcast

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Too busy on social media
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8g3AFnT_Hk
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The kit.

Hardware, social media
Too busy on software, infrastructure and mindset
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8g3AFnT_...
Kit: possible hardware

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Smartphone with good data plan
DSLR/Kodak/Flip, etc. (not HD)
Digital dictaphone/Zoom...
Kit: power & connectivity

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Batteries - including phone
Mifi unit (or tethering - battery?)
Extra SIM cards - ...
Liveblogging services

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Your website CMS
Twitter, Facebook page (hashtags?)
CoverItLive, Scribble Live, Liveblog...
Related services

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Video streaming: Qik, Bambuser, Ustream
Twitcam, TwitCasting
Mapping: Google Maps, Crowdm...
Verification and law

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"People shouldn't see this as a Twitter mistake; rather it was a
reporting mistake that could have occurred on any platfor...
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http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2011/01/26/verifying-information-online-content-context-code/
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Level 1: Content
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Level 2: Context
http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2009/10/16/how-to-spot-a-hoax-twitter-account-a-case-study/

Monday, 27 J...
Level 3: Technology (Code)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlUQ2sUti8o
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http://whois.domaintools.com/genewscenter.com
Monday, 27 January 14

http://whois.domaintools.com/genewscenters.com
Monday, 27 January 14
Tools
BackLinkWatch.com
Google search by image, TinEye or Bing
for images
http://regex.info/exif.cgi
ErrorZilla plugin: Wh...
Ethics

Is deleting an incorrect tweet after the
fact a lack of transparency?
Live tweeting: spammy?
Taste & graphic natur...
Legal considerations

• Libel, contempt, copyright still apply republishing is publishing
• Hosts responsible if notified ...
Streaming and other curiosities

Streaming = broadcast (apologise),
archived = publication (edit)
Privacy and trespass
Gig...
Grey areas

Is deleting an incorrect tweet after the
fact a lack of transparency?
Live tweeting: spammy?
Taste & graphic n...
Links

OnlineJournalismBlog.com/tag/liveblogging
Delicious.com/paulb/liveblogging
Delicious.com/paulb/mobile
Delicious.com...
Lab

Find or create events
Create content building up to that event
Plan to cover the event live
...Plan to liveblog next ...
Next lecture

• Panel from the industry critiquing
your work
• You’ll be liveblogging it all!

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  1. 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U4Ha9HQvMo Monday, 27 January 14
  2. 2. Challenge 6: Liveblog Monday, 27 January 14
  3. 3. 3 themes • Preparing for liveblogging events • Software and hardware • Verification, ethics and law Monday, 27 January 14
  4. 4. What is a liveblog? "A more iterative approach that breaks out updates as individual stories as they develop. The steady stream of updates helps keep the homepage from looking stagnant, which is what readers expect." http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/08/traffic-report-why-pageviews-and-engagement-are-up-at-latimes-com/ Monday, 27 January 14
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  6. 6. Monday, 27 January 14
  7. 7. Beginnings Monday, 27 January 14
  8. 8. Endings Monday, 27 January 14
  9. 9. Monday, 27 January 14
  10. 10. Why? • Sticky: “Increases dwell time 20-fold” Paul Gallagher, MEN • Traffic: 300% more views, 233% visitors (Guardian). 219% > galleries • Engagement + User input • Compete with broadcasters • Speed Monday, 27 January 14
  11. 11. Side project or core? • ITV: whole operation is liveblog • BBC: team alongside other coverage • Guardian: reporter feeding into coverage • Involved: community managers, social media editors, key personal accounts Monday, 27 January 14
  12. 12. The lead up... Preparing for liveblogging Monday, 27 January 14
  13. 13. Liveblogging: your notes • Background facts and quotes on key characters/settings • Bookmark useful links - e.g. Delicious.com/royalwedding • Anticipate questions and answers • Prepare material to fill gaps - analysis • Key contacts on and offline - Twitter list/s Monday, 27 January 14
  14. 14. Social bookmarking using Delicious/Pinboard etc. • Bookmark relevant webpages in advance • Tag effectively: people, organisations, topics, type of document • E.g. paulbradshaw, report, stats, liveblogging, dublin • Combine, e.g. delicious.com/paulb/ liveblogging+tools http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc Monday, 27 January 14
  15. 15. A quick runthrough • Sign up at Delicious.com • Bookmark a useful page - e.g. profile, document, stats, report, explainer • Add short tags: people, organisations, topics, type of document • Try to add the bookmarklet ... repeat Monday, 27 January 14
  16. 16. ‘Sources’ = not just contacts • Talk to the community, recruit contributors, set up lists, groups, photo pools, tags etc. • Cover the lead up on multiple platforms • Where might you get video, photo, audio? • SEO/SMO - key phrases, ideas • What will the community need? • Do what you do best, link to the rest Monday, 27 January 14
  17. 17. http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/12/09/an-appropriate-use-of-technology/ Monday, 27 January 14
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  20. 20. The recce • • • • • Wifi map, 3G recce - don’t forget 2G/SMS Scheduled post with embedded viewer Network: where are you publishing? Automation: IFTTT syndication? Collaboration: Google Doc? Monday, 27 January 14
  21. 21. Video: live multiplatform election coverage (PBS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQrH1OuhPjk Monday, 27 January 14
  22. 22. "We increased the reach of the NewsHour's live-stream by having it hosted elsewhere including the Sunlight Foundation and Huffington Post. We also hosted a map with live AP election data on our site and combined it with our map-centric Patchwork Nation collaboration. We used CoveritLive to power a live-blog of results, analysis and reports from the field. Extra, the NewsHour's site for students and teachers, solicited opinion pieces. "Many of the tools we experimented with to cover the 2008 election -- Google Docs, Twitter, Facebook -- have since matured as newsroom resources. Except for a few momentary hiccups, Twitter was as stable as we could have hoped on Election Day." - Dave Gustafson, PBS Monday, 27 January 14
  23. 23. The event. Adding value Monday, 27 January 14
  24. 24. Same choices, but faster. • • • • • Twitter stream? Liveblogging? Photo updates and gallery? Streaming video? Google map? Monday, 27 January 14
  25. 25. Where is the need? • • • • • Document? Aggregate? Analyse? Enrich? Verify? Monday, 27 January 14
  26. 26. “The adrenaline was running by now. So I turned [the flash] on and took five pictures. I realised they were important and I saw another guy shooting video on his phone. “So I got him into a taxi and we went back to AP’s offices in Camden.” - Matt Dunham, AP, in The Guardian Monday, 27 January 14
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  28. 28. Live tweeting tips • • • • • Use existing hashtag(s) - or make one Engage all the senses - and media Use direct quotes - or RT them Write as if an intro summing up Tweet when things change Monday, 27 January 14
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  31. 31. There’s still a story... • • • • Characters, setting and movement Human stories vs wider impact Feel the pace and change it Step away for polls, questions, profiles, scene-changing, roundups, new voices etc. Monday, 27 January 14
  32. 32. Streaming tips • • • • Test, prepare, recce, schedule Auto-tweet upon streaming Steady camera Narrate if sound is not close Monday, 27 January 14
  33. 33. Liveblog this podcast . Monday, 27 January 14
  34. 34. Too busy on social media http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8g3AFnT_Hk Monday, 27 January 14
  35. 35. The kit. Hardware, social media Too busy on software, infrastructure and mindset http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8g3AFnT_Hk Monday, 27 January 14
  36. 36. Kit: possible hardware • • • • • • Smartphone with good data plan DSLR/Kodak/Flip, etc. (not HD) Digital dictaphone/Zoom Portable mic and spoffle Gorillapod or tripod Bluetooth keyboard Monday, 27 January 14
  37. 37. Kit: power & connectivity • • • • • • Batteries - including phone Mifi unit (or tethering - battery?) Extra SIM cards - EyeFi? Free memory - and extra cards Extension lead & chargers Power gorilla, solar charger Monday, 27 January 14
  38. 38. Liveblogging services • • • • • Your website CMS Twitter, Facebook page (hashtags?) CoverItLive, Scribble Live, Liveblog Pro Storify, Flipboard - curation tools (Probably more than one) Monday, 27 January 14
  39. 39. Related services • • • • • • • Video streaming: Qik, Bambuser, Ustream Twitcam, TwitCasting Mapping: Google Maps, Crowdmap, Crowdsourcing: Google Forms, Polldaddy Audio: Audioboo, Spreaker Tracking: Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Newsle Linking: IFTTT Monday, 27 January 14
  40. 40. Verification and law .. Monday, 27 January 14
  41. 41. "People shouldn't see this as a Twitter mistake; rather it was a reporting mistake that could have occurred on any platform." - Andy Carvin, NPR Monday, 27 January 14
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  43. 43. http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2011/01/26/verifying-information-online-content-context-code/ Monday, 27 January 14
  44. 44. Level 1: Content Monday, 27 January 14
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  47. 47. Level 2: Context http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2009/10/16/how-to-spot-a-hoax-twitter-account-a-case-study/ Monday, 27 January 14
  48. 48. Level 3: Technology (Code) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlUQ2sUti8o Monday, 27 January 14
  49. 49. http://whois.domaintools.com/genewscenter.com Monday, 27 January 14 http://whois.domaintools.com/genewscenters.com
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  51. 51. Tools BackLinkWatch.com Google search by image, TinEye or Bing for images http://regex.info/exif.cgi ErrorZilla plugin: Whois, cache, archive Hvr.me or Identify plugin Monday, 27 January 14
  52. 52. Ethics Is deleting an incorrect tweet after the fact a lack of transparency? Live tweeting: spammy? Taste & graphic nature: Neda Non-declaration (Mayhill Fowler) Monday, 27 January 14
  53. 53. Legal considerations • Libel, contempt, copyright still apply republishing is publishing • Hosts responsible if notified of hate speech, incitement, discrimination • Have/change policies and lead by example http://onlinejournalismblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/7-laws-journalists-now-need-to-know-from-database-rights-to-hate-speech/ Monday, 27 January 14
  54. 54. Streaming and other curiosities Streaming = broadcast (apologise), archived = publication (edit) Privacy and trespass Giggs injunction vs privilege Sally Bercow *looks innocent* Monday, 27 January 14
  55. 55. Grey areas Is deleting an incorrect tweet after the fact a lack of transparency? Live tweeting: spammy? Taste & graphic nature: Neda Non-declaration (Mayhill Fowler) Monday, 27 January 14
  56. 56. Links OnlineJournalismBlog.com/tag/liveblogging Delicious.com/paulb/liveblogging Delicious.com/paulb/mobile Delicious.com/paulb/twitter+tools Delicious.com/paulb/verification Monday, 27 January 14
  57. 57. Lab Find or create events Create content building up to that event Plan to cover the event live ...Plan to liveblog next lecture Monday, 27 January 14
  58. 58. Next lecture • Panel from the industry critiquing your work • You’ll be liveblogging it all! Monday, 27 January 14
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