Evolving forms and the future of live coverage

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Hamilton Boardman of The New York Times; Alastair Coote of Guardian Mobile Lab; Tiff Fehr of The New York Times; Tyler Fisher of News Catalyst
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 10:15am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom III
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Breaking news formats have evolved and so have reader devices and preferences. Both The New York Times and The Guardian — through its Mobile Innovation Lab — have broadened their breaking news formats and experimented with new forms. In this session, we’ll review our current story forms and discuss the pros and cons, then share lessons from early experiments from the future of live coverage.

Speaker Bios

  • Hamilton Boardman (@nytham) is a senior editor at The New York Times, currently serving as deputy Washington editor for digital. He has worked for nearly a decade on The Times's news desk as an editor on the digital home page and print front page and as a coordinator of live and breaking news coverage.

  • Alastair is a developer at the Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab, where he experiments in new forms of news coverage on both the web and in native apps. @_alastair

  • Ms. Fehr is an assistant editor and lead developer at The New York Times.  As a developer within the Times' newsroom, she specializes in software supporting breaking news and live coverage workflows, as well as programmatic approaches to analyzing massive source material collections.

  • Tyler Fisher is the deputy director of technology at News Catalyst. Previously, Tyler worked as a news apps developer at POLITICO and NPR. @tylrfishr

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