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Citizen Media Handbook - Chapter 8 - Go Live!

Go Live! - Reporting As It Happens #

Live-streaming technology by companies such as Livestream and Bambuser provides a real opportunity for reporting directly from the scene.

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Lots of social media publicity necessary to get people to watch the stream. The other templates here are "as live", that is, recorded and quickly uploaded. But here you're seeing what is happening in front of your eyes. How do you make this effective?

Unless your event is really gripping at that moment, advertise a report at a particular time of the day. Then people will tune in at that time to find out more, like with the TV news. Report as voice-over or better still to camera - + do interviews like the "Walk the Talk" template.

Top Tips from reporter James Albury

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