Live Blogging Options

As you know, one of your eight blog weekly blog posts this semester must be a live blog, which I define as real-time reporting and writing on immediate deadline for the Web.

Here are some upcoming options for fulfilling your live blog requirement:

  • Cover some aspect of the Bush library groundbreaking. Submit updates, cell phone photos, video clips and any other Bush-related tidbits you might come across to Also file a Twitter update or picture using the hashtag #bushsmu. We’re looking for sightings of Bush supporters and protesters, student reactions, cell phone pictures of the crowds and media circus, colorful anecdotes … anything that helps take readers to the scene.
  • Using your laptop and CoverItLive, live-blog the Fall O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism, which will be delivered by David Leonhardt, economics columnist for The New York Times, on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Note that this year’s lecture will take place in the Smith Auditorium in the Meadows Museum.
  • Using your laptop and CoverItLive, live-blog TV coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

If you choose one of the live-blog options, I expect you to blog for at least 45 minutes, with at least 12 updates. Post your link on your Push Post page on the course blog and send me a heads up when it’s finished.

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