As it Happens: How live news blogs work and their future
Our new report is on the uses of live blogging and its impact on journalism. As a novel format, live blogging has created new opportunities and challenges for reporters and it is considered one of the successes of digital journalism.
Journalistfonden Research Fellow Karin O’Mahony discusses the different ways live blogs have been used so far, and how they have affected news writing, drawing on interviews with journalists and experts, as well as case studies from the Guardian and Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
In the report, O’Mahony addresses the following questions: Does live blogging give us more diverse, well-sourced, deeper, more participatory, interactive, accurate, accessible journalism?
Does the format offer any promising prospects for the future or is it merely a passing trend – and what are the challenges for journalists and media companies who work with them?
The report is available to download here.