Hamilton Boardman is a senior editor on the news desk at The New York Times. He his currently the acting deputy Washington editor for digital. Previously, he spent nearly eight years editing The Times's home page and coordinating live event and breaking news coverage.
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Building Better Story Formats for Live Coverage
What we’re using and testing, from live blogs to mobile alertsPosted on
Live coverage is a big challenge for newsrooms. It sits at the intersection of high stress moments and production-intensive story forms. We use a variety of tools to help us with breaking news, but they’re typically not forms we use day to day. And on top of that, we still need to think about improvements and new ways to reach our readers. SRCCON 2017 provided a unique opportunity for us to discuss the pros and cons of story forms we use for breaking news and live coverage.