Reddit as a journalistic liveblogging platform

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

This is a really interesting development: Reddit is working to facilitate journalistic liveblogging activity on the site.

[Reddit has…] become a place where new forms of journalism occur, such as the reporting on breaking news events like a shooting or the war in Syria. To help make that even easier, Reddit has launched a “live blogging”-style feature that will eventually allow anyone to function as a kind of Reddit-based news reporter.

Reddit is quietly becoming a powerhouse for in-the-moment journalism. Not bad for the site that everyone wrote off as “the one that lost to Digg” seven years ago…


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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.