We believe CoveritLive allows for a new type of online reporting; it’s a great tool for providing your expert and in-depth commentary during an event, with the ability to interact in real-time with your readers through live polls, instant questions and multimedia. Here are a few of the many ways CoveritLive can be used to engage online audiences:
- Deliver Breaking News
- Provide in-depth Local News
- Run a Q&A Session
- Get Political
- Cover the Big Game
- Host a Regularly Scheduled Event
- Live Blog a Conference
- Entertain TV Fans
- Educate and Debate
- Host an Earnings Call” Source: CoverItLive
“CoverItLive is a simple application that can be installed on a blog with an embed code. From the front end on the blog, readers can follow the reports on the time line. They can ask questions, give comments, or send files for example pictures. At the back end the blogger or reporter controls the process. He or she starts the reporting by typing messages on the time-line. This setup makes CoverItLive highly interactive and opens the road to real time messaging.
From the console there are lots of possibilities. For example adding photos or video; sending a news flash to the followers of the session; or doing a quick poll. A session on CoverItLive is also open to Twitter, meaning tweets can be published directly.
Adding a webcam is easy, and the followers can see what is happening on location…Generally CoverItLive works best when the news breaks so fast that it does not make sense to start traditional reporting on a website or blog. Good examples of interesting practices of live blogging were the shooting in Norway … or the tsunami in Japan.” Source: Memeburn
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