I introduced live blogs to Crikey, writing them on breaking news events from natural disasters to elections and leadership spills.
The process included trawling social media, screening television, receiving emails from readers and Crikey journalists, and constantly aggregating content from a wide variety of mainstream news sites and lesser known blogs to provide our readers with the most up-to- date and interesting rolling coverage. Here’s a few of the 10+ that I wrote:
* Live blog: Barack Obama’s road to victory — this one covered Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012.
* ALP leadership spill live blog: Gillard wins, Rudd addresses media — this live blog from February 2012 covers when then-Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard was challenged by Kevin Rudd.
* ‘Situation continues to deteriorate’: QLD floods live blog — When flash floods hit Queensland in January, 2011, it was one of Australia’s worst natural disasters of the last decade and the first time Crikey had ever used live blogging.