Liveblogs are a news format that is native to the web and are now an established part of the news ecology in many countries. Characterized by reverse chronological posting of information in time-stamped updates, participatory features, and prodigious use of multimedia and hyperlinking, liveblogs hold much in common with the more established formats, the blog, and rolling broadcast news coverage. This entry starts by defining and explaining the key features of liveblogs, before mapping out the theoretical and empirical directions that scholars have taken in their study of this form of news.

Defining Liveblogs

Although liveblogs are native to the web, they also are adapted to consumption through mobile news apps. They are marked by short updates on an unfolding event, typically presented in a time-stamped block ...

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