Social Media Livestreaming

Authored by: Claudette G. Artwick

The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138283053
eBook ISBN: 9781315270449
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315270449-23

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Abstract

In tumultuous times, journalists turn to technology to tell stories as they unfold. With Facebook Live and Periscope, reporters are taking viewers to the heart of the action, through their own feeds and the livestreams of others. Going live was once a costly resource limited exclusively to television news stations. Today, livestreaming on social media has opened up this visual storytelling form to anyone with a smartphone and a Facebook or Twitter account.

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