Newsgathering in the open

Emily Bell has written an interesting piece on the notion of “live” as a defining characteristic of modern journalism. She argues that any news organisation worth its presence in the digital space needs to work in real time all the time and consider “live” as the default mode of operation.

In it she discusses the nature of Andy Carvin‘s ongoing experiment with journalism on the Twitter platform. I’ve discussed with Andy a bit about what he’s doing on twitter. This is the discussion we had about it back in March, in response to an article by Jay Rosen.