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Introducing Live Coverage Ecosystem, funded by Google

by Karel Petrák 24.02.2016
The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is “a collaboration between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high quality journalism and encourage a more sustainable news ecosystem through technology and innovation.”
The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is “a collaboration between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high quality journalism and encourage a more sustainable news ecosystem through technology and innovation.”

We are pleased to announce the Live Coverage Ecosystem (LCE) funded by the Google Digital News Initiative. The LCE project will boost live reporting in news agencies by providing them with a tool to better cover live events, a way to share resources with other news agencies, the ability to monetize their live reporting and a way to integrate all of this seamlessly with their editorial systems.

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Turning Europe inside out

by Letizia Gambini 9.02.2016
Corners, turning Europe inside out | Photo: Corners
Corners, turning Europe inside out | Photo: Corners

The beauty of open source technology is that, no matter what it was initially designed to do, it can be reinterpreted, reshaped and turned inside out to better fit emerging needs. That’s what happened when we put Storyteller, Newscoop, Live Blog and Airtime in the hands of our friends at CORNERS, a platform for artists and audiences, designed and driven by cultural organisations at the edges of Europe.

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Live Blog 3.0 enables delivering real news in real time

by Letizia Gambini 8.12.2015
User interface of Climate News Mosaic Live Blog
User interface of Climate News Mosaic Live Blog

Today we announce the release of Live Blog 3.0 stable version, a completely revamped version of our open source live blogging software. Live Blog answers to the needs of media organisations and journalists covering breaking news or any other fast-paced event, such as the current UN Climate talks in Paris, or the celebrations of this year’s Polish National Day.

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Live Blog 3.0 stable and the secret to improving any software

by Karel Petrák 8.12.2015
Climate News Mosaic is currently using Live Blog 3.0 to cover the UN climate conference in Paris, France
Climate News Mosaic is currently using Live Blog 3.0 to cover the UN climate conference in Paris, France

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working hard to make sure to release the first stable version of Live Blog 3.0. Today we announce the release of Live Blog 3.0, a completely revamped and stable version of our open source live blogging software, which brings you a redesigned UI, responsive embed codes, user roles for better newsroom collaboration, drafts and contributions for creating and editing content before it gets published and much more.

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Glocal transparent reporting on climate change with Live Blog

by Magdalena Klein 26.11.2015
Climate changes are affecting a lot of areas of human activities, even coastal fishing communities in Bangladesh are vulnerable to flooding from sea-level rises I Photo by Michael Foley, World Bank - ARD, (CC BY 3.0)
Climate changes are affecting a lot of areas of human activities, even coastal fishing communities in Bangladesh are vulnerable to flooding from sea-level rises I Photo by Michael Foley, World Bank - ARD, (CC BY 3.0)

The 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference is taking place between 30 November to 11 December in Paris and the Climate News Mosaic’s team will cover the whole duration of the UN-led climate change negotiations.

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The shift from Live Blog 2.0 to 3.0: everything you need to know

by Holman Romero 23.09.2015
Live Blog is a part of the ecosystem of Superdesk tools for journalism
Live Blog is a part of the ecosystem of Superdesk tools for journalism

Today marks the release of Live Blog 3.0 beta. While this is exciting, it brings up some important questions about the differences between the 2.0 and 3.0 versions. What's new in 3.0? Why is 3.0 considered a completely different product than 2.0? What does Superdesk have to do with all of this? Read on my friends...read on.

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Bringing Live Blog to the Nepali Times

by Emma Van Sant 15.05.2015
Live Blog in action on Nepali Times home page
Live Blog in action on Nepali Times home page

Recently added to the front page of their news site, the Nepali Times now uses Live Blog to cover real-time news related to the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal. Keeping readers up-to-date on real-time developments is vital to the relief efforts on-the-ground. 

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Open source meets transparency through Live Blog

by Magdalena Klein 27.01.2015
Climate News Mosaic puts an international perspective on the climate summit by using Live Blog I Photo by: UNclimatechange, CC BY 2.0
Climate News Mosaic puts an international perspective on the climate summit by using Live Blog I Photo by: UNclimatechange, CC BY 2.0

Collaborative journalism project Climate News Mosaic won the #hostwriterprize for covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2013.

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Put Live Blog 2.0 to the test

by Theo Schwinke 28.08.2014
Fast moving stories like the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri need real-time coverage. | Photo Loavesofbread (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Fast moving stories like the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri need real-time coverage. | Photo Loavesofbread (CC BY-SA 4.0)

We’re looking for a few good journalists to test Live Blog 2.0 in real news situations and give us their unvarnished impressions.

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Live Blog 2.0 stable is here!

by Sebastian Horn 26.08.2014
This is how it feels at the Berlin and Cluj offices right now. | Photo Jochen Jansen (CC BY-SA 3.0)
This is how it feels at the Berlin and Cluj offices right now. | Photo Jochen Jansen (CC BY-SA 3.0)

After weeks of intense testing and bug fixing, we are proud to release Live Blog 2.0 stable today. This version of our real time storytelling app makes it easy for publishers to have their live blogs indexed by search engines, which means that more readers will see and follow your stories.

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Live from World Cup with Live Blog

by Sebastian Horn 3.07.2014
Zeit Online follows the German team at the World Cup, liveblogging from Brazil and Berlin
Zeit Online follows the German team at the World Cup, liveblogging from Brazil and Berlin

Covering a World Cup can be challenging for journalists. Our clients are using Live Blog to provide second-screen content to readers while the matches are going on and to aggregate news about the teams, players and their fans.

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