Live Reporting, Live Blogging and Live Chats

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Tips, tricks and tools for live reporting and live chats using Twitter, liveblogs and more - given at the New Haven Register on May 22, 2012.

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  • Talk about HuffPost and TBD liveblog approach
  • Ask, get a program CONFIRM SPELLING
  • Cite long Beach example, or Reds parade coverage
  • Live Reporting, Live Blogging and Live Chats

    1. Live ReportingMandy Jenkins @mjenkins #CTSocial, May 2012
    2. Why We Go LiveImmediacyTracking a long-term storyTrafficCommunity engagementSaving time writing for variousformats
    3. Liveblogging SituationsBreaking storyMeetingEvent (festival, march, concert)TrialDaylong (Election Day, weather)Sporting eventReporting long-term stories
    4. Liveblogging prepGet names, titles in advancewhen possibleSet scene & your roleDescribe yourcircumstances, vantage point: Atevent, watching on TV, curatingtweets
    5. Try It Now: #CTSocial
    6. Live TweetingMix play-by-play with context, backgroundPass on quotes, who is there, add inphotosUse tweets as your notes for laterNote significant pauses and stopsCheck facts before you hit “tweet”Take questions, respond when possible
    7. What Livetweeting Can DoFeed tweets into your site in place of abreaking storyServe your audience on social media –and reach a new oneHelps staff communicateStart writing a story in-office fromreporters’ live tweets
    8. Say what you don’t know
    9. Link to fresh content
    10. More Live Reporting FormatsUpdates in (time-stamp, reverse-chronorder) in your blog or story template
    11. CoveritLive
    12. Livestream/Video Chat
    13. Video/Chat Options Ustream Livestream Qik Google+ Hangouts on AirCouple it with a liveblog or chat format totake questions or include text
    14. Tips, techniquesShort, frequent takesLiveblog becomes notebook for storyPromote before, during and replaysCurate live tweets to be viewed later
    15. Live Coverage TeamDevelop a hashtag (if there isnt one) andbe sure everyone uses itIf your staff is tweeting, pull in their tweetsto your siteDetermine who posts and edits the liveblogGet photogs aboard early
    16. Team Liveblog RolesPlay-by-playCommentaryLive-tweet (#nocalsocial)Find & add links for contextPhotos and videoModerate questions, comments
    17. Live Chat ToolsCoveritLive/ScribbleLiveYour existing blogging platformTwitter
    18. Live Chat TechniquePanelists need not be in personYou approve questionsAdd in polls, links for background(prepare in advance)Group related questions togetherPreview questions coming up
    19. Live Chat IdeasNewsmakers, politiciansHost chat w/ community bloggers(dining, sports, entertainment)Reporters on recent big stories, recurringissues, topics of expertise
    20. Twitter ChatsSet time, promote it to followers long inadvanceTake questions in advanceUse a hashtag to tie tweets togetherChoose questions to answer, retweetthem with order ID. Ex: Q1Preface answer with correspondinganswer (A1)
    21. THANKS! Mandy Jenkinsmjenkins@digitalfirstmedia.com @mjenkins Blog: Zombiejournalism.com These slides & more at slideshare.net/mandyjenkins

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