Breaking the story box: Al Jazeera uses modular content management for Egypt phone-in updates

Today at the Knight Digital Media Center site, I explained How Al Jazeera is putting audio updates from Egypt online fast.

They’re using ScribbleLive, a modular-oriented content management tool that “plays nice” with content from a variety of sources — social media, MMSed-in photos, blog posts, and — as shown — phoned-in audio updates from Egypt.

See Al Jazeera English, Live Messages from Egypt.

I’ve covered ScribbleLive before. I think it’s a great tool, and I’d like to see more tools like it for venues that cover breaking news. Another good option is Burt Herman’s Storify project.

One thought on “Breaking the story box: Al Jazeera uses modular content management for Egypt phone-in updates

  1. Enjoyed your second look at ScribbleLive’s use in the field, and the mention of how Global News used it last year in our G20 coverage. We’re using it as our main storytelling tool now for the events in Egypt, and it’s been terrific.

    If you ever want to chat about our workflow or editorial decision-making connected with ScribbleLive, drop me a line sometime: andrew.lundy@globalnews.ca

    Cheers!

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