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Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
Liveblogging tips for journalists
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Liveblogging tips for journalists

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These are tips for a workshop on liveblogging, presented June 9, 2011, at the New Haven Register.

These are tips for a workshop on liveblogging, presented June 9, 2011, at the New Haven Register.

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  • We’ll liveblog the workshop and I will suggest different roles for the participants, an approach they could take in a situation where multiple people would collaborate on a liveblog.
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    • 1. Liveblogging as stories unfold Steve Buttry New Haven Register June 9, 2011 [email_address]
    • 2. Read more about it <ul><li>stevebuttry.wordpress.com (2009 entry on liveblogging tips; will update soon) </li></ul><ul><li>slideshare.net/stevebuttry </li></ul><ul><li>@stevebuttry </li></ul>
    • 3. Team liveblog <ul><li>Play-by-play </li></ul><ul><li>Commentary </li></ul><ul><li>Live-tweet (#liveblogtips) </li></ul><ul><li>Find &amp; add links </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate questions, comments </li></ul>
    • 4. Why to liveblog <ul><li>Immediacy </li></ul><ul><li>News value </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Community engagement, loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Saving time </li></ul>
    • 5. Liveblog formats <ul><li>Update (time-stamp, reverse-chron) in blog or story template </li></ul><ul><li>Use CoverItLive </li></ul><ul><li>Use ScribbleLive </li></ul><ul><li>Live-tweet (on Twitter or feeding blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Video stream (w/liveblog) </li></ul><ul><li>Raw, edited or moderated </li></ul>
    • 6. Tips, techniques <ul><li>Short, frequent takes </li></ul><ul><li>Space isn’t an issue; engagement is </li></ul><ul><li>Liveblog becomes notebook for story </li></ul><ul><li>Consider links, polls, photos, audio, video </li></ul><ul><li>Promote live &amp; replays </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet links to liveblog &amp; replay </li></ul><ul><li>OK to step away for question, video, etc. </li></ul>
    • 7. Managing liveblog &amp; print story <ul><li>Liveblog is notebook: cut, paste &amp; edit </li></ul><ul><li>Note when you know you’ve written good lead or passage for story </li></ul><ul><li>Does summary (w/ web plug) work for print? </li></ul><ul><li>Plug “complete coverage” in liveblog </li></ul>
    • 8. Liveblogging situations <ul><li>Breaking story </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Festival, event </li></ul><ul><li>Trial </li></ul><ul><li>Daylong (Election Day, heat wave) </li></ul><ul><li>Sporting event </li></ul><ul><li>Live chat </li></ul>
    • 9. Live chat techniques <ul><li>Give some questions to guests in advance (fewer waits while they type) </li></ul><ul><li>Phone conversation w/ guests, giving time to work on questions </li></ul><ul><li>Host chat w/ Community Media Lab bloggers (dining, sports, entertainment) </li></ul><ul><li>Group related questions </li></ul><ul><li>Preview questions coming up </li></ul>
    • 10. Liveblogging issues <ul><li>Accuracy (stress verification, ask questions, correct quickly and candidly) </li></ul><ul><li>Rough copy </li></ul><ul><li>Sports credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Learning curve </li></ul>
    • 11. Points to remember <ul><li>Standard of completeness changes; commitment to accuracy remains </li></ul><ul><li>Attribute, hedge, verify, seek verification </li></ul><ul><li>Say what you don’t know, too </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation, not monologue </li></ul><ul><li>Consider tone (is opinion or humor appropriate in this setting, for this blogger?) </li></ul>
    • 12. Read more about it <ul><li>stevebuttry.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>slideshare.net/stevebuttry </li></ul><ul><li>@stevebuttry </li></ul>

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