You might remember last year that the Guardian tried publishing its story budgets
online to invite feedback and tips
from readers. Today the UK newspaper takes the next step toward a transparent, “open” newsroom with a daily live blog from the news desk.
is not another bloggy account of today’s top stories like Yahoo News’ The Upshot
or The New York Times’ The Lede
. Newsdesk Live includes the day’s story budget and conversational updates on what Guardian journalists are seeking and learning. The blog invites readers to contribute by posting comments, emailing or tweeting.
- Newsdesk Live is a home for top news updates, newsroom process and reader engagement.
This is a noteworthy experiment in both form and function. Readers can quickly gauge the leading stories of the day, how they’re unfolding and what the public might contribute. The result is a pleasant mix of facts, analysis, process and discussion — an illustration of news as a process, not a product. (more...)