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Liveblogs Add-on

With Sophora "Liveblogs", editors can work together to jointly create and publish live blogs.

A special live blog view in the Sophora editors provides an overview of the blogs in process. And the live blog view serves both as the entrance to the editing of live blog entries and for live blog coordination.

Individual live blog entries can be edited and delivered independently of the live blog document and other entries. The individual live blog entries then refer to the respective live blog document.

“Sophora Liveblogs” brings some important fields with it and supports individual document types and customer-specific solutions, such as a breaking news push function.

Highlights of Sophora Liveblog

The Sophora Liveblogs module has the following advantages over writing live blogs in a single document:

  • Multi-user capability – several editors can work on the live blog concurrently.
  • More flexible display, with filtering and sharing options in the website.
  • High-performance retrieval in the editorial office and website, even with a large number of entries in a live blog.
  • Automatic sorting, filtering and archiving possible.

Live blog view in the DeskClient

Liveblogs: Scribble DeskClient
Liveblogs: Scribble DeskClient (Image: subshell/CC BY)

The live blog view in the DeskClient shows the current processing status of the entire live blog and enables new entries to be created quickly.

The live blog view contains all information and functions relevant for live blog coordination.

The live blog view offers filter options, enables the opening of all live blog documents and offers the option of marking, deleting and publishing entries.

Live blog view in the MobileClient

The live blog page is displayed in a tab on the MobileClient start page.

On the live blog page, you can select a live blog, open the corresponding live blog document and create new entries. All entries of the selected live blog are displayed and the page updates automatically. It is also possible to filter by top entries and pins.

Liveblogs: Scribble MobileClient
Liveblogs: Scribble MobileClient (Image: subshell/CC BY)

Individual Live Blog Entries

The live blog entries are created in the live blog view and are automatically linked to a live blog document.

Sophora Liveblogs already provides common and relevant fields for the entry. Others can be configured, such as linking an author profile or setting an author abbreviation.

The copy text of a live blog entry can be individually configured and uses customer-specific settings, including inserting video, audio or image documents.

The copy text can also consist of several different types of paragraphs,  for example, a normal text paragraph and a social media paragraph (e.g. Twitter tweet or Facebook post).

Liveblogs Technology

In order to retain individual document types and customer-specific solutions (e.g. the breaking news push function), the properties of the live blog document and the blog entry are delivered as mixins. These can be added to existing or new node types.

The DeskClient and the MobileClient use the same Java code.

Some functions, such as marking entries as top entries, are implemented with scripts that work both in the MobileClient and DeskClient.

Note: For playout, we assume that the live blogs are cached on a time basis and that the playout cyclically checks whether there are new entries.


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Is an Add-on
Is Part Of
Part of Sophora DeskClient and MobileClient
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