Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Live Blogging at the Daily

Today the Spartan Daily did its first ever live blog. It worked really well, although not very many people were online reading it live.

Ever since I first saw Cover It Live on the Innovation in College Media blog, I knew that we needed to try it. For last month's media conference with President Kassing, we decided to try live video using Ustream. So today's forum on California's budget crisis and how it will impact the CSUs, we decided to try the live blog.

Cover it Live worked really well. Reporter Jesse Kimbrel was at the event blogging, and I was keeping an eye on things back at the newsroom. It was really easy to use and I love that people can see the updates without having to refresh the page. We will definitely do it again.

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