Experience the aftermath of tornados through reporters using Periscope

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Jim MacMillan

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Above: @montano33, @robmarciano and @KOCOFast10v were among reporters streaming from the tornado scenes. Tornados struck several states Sunday evening. On Monday, reporters were streaming live as officials led them in to see the damage that was done. I didn’t look for any storm chasers Sunday night on Periscope — due to the discomfort I discussed … Continue reading Experience the aftermath of tornados through reporters using Periscope

Tornados kill. Are streaming video viewers responsible for risks taken by live storm chasers?

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Above: One Periscope user streamed from a shelter, many were streaming while watching TV reports and one faker was rebroadcasting disaster movie footage as tornados swept across Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon. It’s a new facet on an old question. Some have always wondered how audience response might shape the behavior of those reporting the news. But … Continue reading Tornados kill. Are streaming video viewers responsible for risks taken by live storm chasers?

Choose your view: Periscope users covered all the angles at the Whisky Row fire in Louisville

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From left above, these images were captured by: Dan Colucci, Kayla Moody and Toni Konz, just a few of the Periscope users covering the #WhiskeyRowFire. When fire broke out on Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row Monday afternoon, Periscope users were not far behind. The three-alarm fire burned three buildings over nearly three hours before it was … Continue reading Choose your view: Periscope users covered all the angles at the Whisky Row fire in Louisville

How I got the bug for live streaming news

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If you have ever been any sort of live news addict, you have to check out what’s been happening lately on Periscope and other live streaming video platforms. I got the bug last week. While on a bus from Philadelphia to New York, I started surfing and found Chicago TV reporter Stacey Bacca covering the … Continue reading How I got the bug for live streaming news