//Peter Whitehead /February 27 / 2014
Reddit tests live-reporting tool
Reddit is testing a new feature that allows users to create and update live blogs about breaking news events such as the recent uprising in Ukraine or the war in Syria — a move that could be a valuable addition to the cause of “open-source journalism”, reports Gigaom.
The feature, which is still in beta, tested on two threads, one of which was the uprising in Ukraine. Participants posted live updates to create a moving picture of the unfolding events. Users also posted comments about the live-blog feature, saying what worked and what could be done better – Reddit even responded to comments by adding features as they went along.
If the feature gets out of beta, it promises to be a useful tool for DIY journalists, as well as a valuable resource for professional journalists looking for real-timeReal-timeEvents that happen “live” at a particular moment. When one chats in a chat…//read more insight into developing news events.
Article by Peter Whitehead