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Digital storytelling(especially liveblogging)         Steve Buttry        Heritage Media        April 25, 2012         #df...
Read more•   stevebuttry.wordpress.com•   Slideshare.net/stevebuttry•   stephenbuttry@gmail.com•   @stevebuttry
Think of an upcoming story•   Event (meeting, trial, game, festival)•   Type of breaking story•   Enterprise story•   How-...
Ask about each story• What are potential multimedia elements of  your story?• How can a map help tell your story?• How can...
Ask about each story• What are potential multimedia elements of  your story?• How can a map help tell your story?• How can...
Multimedia elements• Photos (individual photos, galleries, time  lapse, audio slide  shows, submitted, social, media, pano...
Maps• Invite users to tell their stories & share their  photos on map• Story unfolds live on the map• Map as database• Map...
Engage the community•   Crowdsource (investigations, features, events)•   Collaborate w/ or curate blogs•   Conversation o...
Live coverage• Liveblog as the story happens  (CoverItLive, ScribbleLive, update story/blog)• Live-tweet (feed into livebl...
Team liveblog•   Play-by-play•   Commentary•   Live-tweet (#liveblog)•   Find & add links•   Photos•   Moderate questions,...
Why to liveblog•   Immediacy•   News value•   Storytelling•   Traffic•   Community engagement, loyalty•   Interactivity•  ...
Liveblog formats• Update (time-stamp, reverse-chron) in  blog or story template• Use CoverItLive• Use ScribbleLive• Live-t...
Tips, techniques•   Short, frequent takes•   Space isn’t an issue; engagement is•   Liveblog becomes notebook for story•  ...
Managing liveblog & print• Liveblog is notebook: cut, paste & edit• Note when you know you’ve written  good lead or passag...
Liveblogging situations•   Breaking story•   Meeting•   Festival, event•   Trial•   Daylong (Election Day, heat wave)•   S...
Live chat techniques• Give some questions to guests in  advance (fewer waits while they type)• Phone conversation w/ guest...
Liveblogging issues• Accuracy (stress verification, ask  questions, seek links &  documentation, correct quickly and  cand...
Points to remember• Standard of completeness changes;  commitment to accuracy remains• Attribute, hedge, verify, seek veri...
What is curation?Museum curator:          Journalism curator:• Studies topic          • Studies topic• Chooses relevant   ...
NPR’s Andy Carvin“I think curation has always been apart of journalism; we just didnt call itthat.” – quoted in The Atlant...
Curation tools for journos•   Google & other search engines•   Twitter Search (advanced)•   Other Social media search•   S...
Follow up• Send links of your digital stories &  liveblogs to:sbuttry@digitalfirstmedia.com• These tips, tools & examples:...
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Digital storytelling (especially liveblogging)

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Digital storytelling (especially liveblogging)

  1. 1. Digital storytelling(especially liveblogging) Steve Buttry Heritage Media April 25, 2012 #dfmliveblog
  2. 2. Read more• stevebuttry.wordpress.com• Slideshare.net/stevebuttry• stephenbuttry@gmail.com• @stevebuttry
  3. 3. Think of an upcoming story• Event (meeting, trial, game, festival)• Type of breaking story• Enterprise story• How-to blog post• Feature
  4. 4. Ask about each story• What are potential multimedia elements of your story?• How can a map help tell your story?• How can you engage the community?• Can you cover the story live?• What links will provide greater depth?• Can data provide depth, personal info?• What form will tell this story best?• What content should you curate?
  5. 5. Ask about each story• What are potential multimedia elements of your story?• How can a map help tell your story?• How can you engage the community?• Can you cover the story live?• What links will provide greater depth?• Can data provide depth, personal info?• What form will tell this story best?• What content should you curate?
  6. 6. Multimedia elements• Photos (individual photos, galleries, time lapse, audio slide shows, submitted, social, media, panoramic)• Videos (raw, edited, in story, webcam, webcast, security cameras, user-submitted, social media, link to video)• Animation (Flash, HTML5)• Audio (alone, w/ photos or videos)• Bring it all together
  7. 7. Maps• Invite users to tell their stories & share their photos on map• Story unfolds live on the map• Map as database• Map is format for user-guided story• Map in motion• Crowdmap
  8. 8. Engage the community• Crowdsource (investigations, features, events)• Collaborate w/ or curate blogs• Conversation on Twitter, Facebook• Polls• Contests• Hashtags• Sharing tools, ratings• Ask for photos, videos
  9. 9. Live coverage• Liveblog as the story happens (CoverItLive, ScribbleLive, update story/blog)• Live-tweet (feed into liveblog)• Livestream with webcasts, webcams, dashboard cam• Feed tweets into blog/story using a widget• Live data• Text alerts
  10. 10. Team liveblog• Play-by-play• Commentary• Live-tweet (#liveblog)• Find & add links• Photos• Moderate questions, comments
  11. 11. Why to liveblog• Immediacy• News value• Storytelling• Traffic• Community engagement, loyalty• Interactivity• Saving time
  12. 12. Liveblog formats• Update (time-stamp, reverse-chron) in blog or story template• Use CoverItLive• Use ScribbleLive• Live-tweet (on Twitter or feeding blog)• Video stream (w/liveblog)• Raw, edited or moderated
  13. 13. Tips, techniques• Short, frequent takes• Space isn’t an issue; engagement is• Liveblog becomes notebook for story• Consider links, polls, photos, audio, video• Promote live & replays• Tweet links to liveblog & replay• OK to step away for question, video, etc.
  14. 14. Managing liveblog & print• Liveblog is notebook: cut, paste & edit• Note when you know you’ve written good lead or passage for story• Does summary (w/ web plug) work for print?• Plug “complete coverage” in liveblog
  15. 15. Liveblogging situations• Breaking story• Meeting• Festival, event• Trial• Daylong (Election Day, heat wave)• Sporting event (can use fans, HS journos)• Live chat
  16. 16. Live chat techniques• Give some questions to guests in advance (fewer waits while they type)• Phone conversation w/ guests, giving time to work on questions• Host chat w/ Community Media Lab bloggers (dining, sports, entertainment)• Group related questions• Preview questions coming up
  17. 17. Liveblogging issues• Accuracy (stress verification, ask questions, seek links & documentation, correct quickly and candidly)• Rough copy• Sports credentials• Multi-tasking• Learning curve
  18. 18. Points to remember• Standard of completeness changes; commitment to accuracy remains• Attribute, hedge, verify, seek verification• Say what you don’t know, too• Conversation, not monologue• Consider tone (is opinion or humor appropriate in this setting, for this blogger?)
  19. 19. What is curation?Museum curator: Journalism curator:• Studies topic • Studies topic• Chooses relevant • Chooses relevant content (other content (social sources & museum media, blogs, staff) collection) • Authenticates• Authenticates • Groups related items• Groups related items • Provides context• Provides context • Presents collected• Presents exhibit content
  20. 20. NPR’s Andy Carvin“I think curation has always been apart of journalism; we just didnt call itthat.” – quoted in The Atlantic byPhoebe Connelly
  21. 21. Curation tools for journos• Google & other search engines• Twitter Search (advanced)• Other Social media search• Storify, Storyful, Chirpstory
  22. 22. Follow up• Send links of your digital stories & liveblogs to:sbuttry@digitalfirstmedia.com• These tips, tools & examples: stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• @stevebuttry

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