Whether you’re a journalist working for a national news outlet, a niche magazine or a local newspaper, there are likely to be plenty of opportunities for you to put liveblogging skills into practice. From big breaking news events and regular local public meetings, to political speeches and visual gadget launches, online audiences are keen to be fed up-to-the-minute information.
In this week’s podcast we hear from three journalists who have much experience in liveblogging for a range of audiences, and are able to share some of the lessons they have learned along the way. As well as some practical pointers on managing a liveblog, we also discuss recent technology developments which have helped enhance the liveblogs of today and what developments are just round the corner.
The podcast hears from:
- Josh Halliday, reporter, the Guardian
- Neil Macdonald, head of web and data development, for Trinity Mirror in Merseyside, which includes looking after the websites for the Liverpool Daily Post and Liverpool Echo
- Adam Tinworth, independent consultant and journalist, working in the fields of digital journalism, social media and blogging
Josh, Neil and Adam shared lots more practical tips with us on liveblogging – keep an eye on Journalism.co.uk over the coming week(s) for more of their advice.
In the meantime here is some background reading on liveblogging from Journalism.co.uk:
- How to: liveblog – lessons from news sites
- ScribbleLive: Four ways to make money from liveblogging
- #GEN2012: How news organisations are embracing liveblog coverage