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Google News Blog: Google’s Living Stories come to WordPress

Google launched its “living stories” project in December with collaborations with the New York Times and Washington Post:

The Living Stories project is an experiment in presenting news, one designed specifically for the online environment (…) Complete coverage of an on-going story is gathered together and prioritised on one URL.

Having made the format open source in February, Google has now created a plugin for blogging platform WordPress to help publishers create their own “living stories” more easily.

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(Hat tip to Andy Dickinson, who posted about the WordPress plugin at this link.)

Google News Blog: Living Stories project to go open source

Google’s Living Stories project – an attempt to create a new format for covering news online – is now open source.

Teams at the New York Times and Washington Post have already been experimenting with Living Stories, which creates an in-depth topic page for a story using technology that dynamically updates the page as events unfold.

Since we launched this proof-of-concept test on Google Labs in December, 75 per cent of people who sent us feedback said they preferred the Living Stories format to the traditional online news article. Users also spent a significant amount of time exploring stories. This tells us there’s a strong appetite for great journalism displayed in a compelling way.

The code for the project will now be openly available so developers can build their own Living Story pages, says the post.

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