Sunday, 6 June 2010

Twitter: Breaking news, aiding news

Here's an interesting story that's developing as I type.

Liverpool Echo, Liverpool Daily Post and Crosby Herald (all part of the Trinity Mirror Merseyside group) broke this morning that a man had been shot at traffic lights in Crosby last night.

Man shot dead at traffic lights in Crosby is reporter Lorna Hughes' breaking piece.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Breaking news and reader comments: Why The Guardian got it wrong ... this time

Today's horrific shooting rampage in Cumbria has again shown the power of the web for breaking news.

You don't want to hear me go on about how the internet has revolutionised how the journalist works when faced with those 'hold the front page' moments - but it's well worth taking a look how Cumbrian-based journalist Nick Turner has covered today's news on Twitter.

But one notable journalistic issue raised its head this afternoon.