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#Tip: Remember these tips on live-tweeting

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Live-tweeting has taken on a prominent role in events coverage as an integral part of the 24-hour news cycle. As well as writing up a traditional news piece, reporters are often expected to give live coverage to conferences, speeches, protests, sports events, court cases, council meetings and any other context of breaking news, within the law. Anyone can tweet, but not everyone can do it well.

So Adam Tinworth, online journalism lecturer at City University, digital media consultant and liveblogger since 2001, has shared his three top tips on live tweeting, a blog post which is gathering further useful comments from other digital luminaries.

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#Podcast – Meeting readers at the front door: lessons in news site homepage design

September 6th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Design and graphics, Podcast

The constantly evolving nature of the web means sites have to regularly update how they present themselves. The New York Times is set to undergo a major overhaul, Trinity Mirror titles have been going through a similar process throughout the year, and ITV News was named “best designed site” at 2013′s Online Media Awards.This podcast looks at key themes in how news organisations present the wide range of news and stories on their websites, and discusses some trends for the future.

We speak to:

  • Grig Davidovitz, CEO and co-founder of RGB media, a company for journalistic strategy and digital tool development
  • William Owen, strategy director and founding partner of Made by Many, which built the new ITV News website
  • David Higgerson, digital publishing director, Trinity Mirror

You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.

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#Tip: Finding ‘real-time coverage’ on Google News

August 20th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted by in Search, Top tips for journalists

If you’re interested in finding out the latest reporting across the web on a given story, Google News offers the ability to view ‘realtime overage’, as highlighted in this post which we came across after it was shared by Gibran Ashraf on the Open Newsroom community set up by Storyful on Google+ (more on that here).

In the post, Google explains how to use the feature:

When you click the top right corner of the news story’s box, it will expand to include a button for “See realtime coverage.” Clicking on this will lead you to a page of articles exclusively about this story that automatically updates with new articles.

This could be useful for journalists who need to keep on top of how others are covering particular stories on their path, or perhaps the latest coverage in breaking news situations.

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#Tip: Brush up on guidelines and skills to cover council meetings live

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Earlier this month new guidance was issued by secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles, which highlighted the rights of the public – and also reporters and citizen journalists therefore – to cover public council meetings on social media and on video. Journalists may find it valuable to take a look at these before they head to the next council meeting. It is also worth taking a look at this post from March by Richard Kendall, who is digital content and social media editor for the Peterborough Telegraph, which offers some useful tips on how to approach live coverage of council meetings.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: Pointers for covering events live on Twitter

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Trinity Mirror’s digital publishing director David Higgerson has produced a series of practical tips on ways he thinks journalists and news outlets can best offer live coverage of events on Twitter.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: team liveblogging pointers

Over on PBS MediaShift Matt Stempeck outlines some pointers on liveblogging as a team effort. His tips, based on his own experiences, range from selecting a liveblogging platform through to dividing up responsibilities.

See the full post here.

Journalism.co.uk recently did a podcast outlining liveblogging tips for digital journalists, which you can listen to here.

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Journalism.co.uk is running a training course on liveblogging on Wednesday evening (12 September) in London. Find out more here.

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