Excerpted from article:
"When ITV News launched a new website two months ago the site started presenting news in a way that was radically different from before.
They came up with a “digital native” news format that includes tweets and other social media content from the broadcaster’s correspondents, experts and eye witnesses.
Jason Mills, editor of web development for ITV News, told Journalism.co.uk:
"The thinking behind the site is that it’s about news now. News is a live process, news continuously comes in and stories develop the whole time. So what we are trying to do is to tell that news in real time.
People now are used to consuming content in a stream, from Twitter to Facebook timelines, and we wanted to take that concept and adapt it to all news.
We have a small number of curators to the site and they are curating content, the vast majority of which comes from our correspondents, our producers in the field, and the news desks.
The curators are then using things like Twitter to add to the telling of that story as well.
Twitter is a fantastic way of adding value to existing stories. What are people saying out there, what is the community saying, what are experts saying out there?..."
A great example is this story of the death of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, which combines tweets from singers Gary Barlow and Lenny Kravitz, TV footage and a written statement from the former Bee Gees manager. It appears more like a curated Storify than a traditional copy-only news story.
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