The Liverpool Daily Post is today using online tools to allow its readers to observe its editorial process.
Daily Post journalists will update a live blog throughout the day, from 7am until the presses roll early on Wednesday morning, and will publish a live video stream of the paper’s main news conference at 4.30pm on LiverpoolDailyPost.co.uk.
Journalists will also stream live footage of themselves conducting interviews and their work in the newsroom throughout the day.
Readers of the blog will be able to ask questions of the Daily Post journalists, suggest story ideas and participate in decisions about the content and design of both the website and Wednesday’s paper.
Liverpool Daily Post editor Mark Thomas said: “The success of the live blog during our local election coverage proved that our readers enjoy being a part of the newsgathering process, asking questions and sharing information.
‘Now we want to take this a stage further and invite people to get involved in the production of their newspaper. Giving them the opportunity to comment via a live blog and streaming, and to actually ‘attend’ our news conference seemed the next logical step.
“I’m sure a lot of people will be surprised at the decision to make our next day’s stories public before they are published, but our readers are intelligent, questioning people whose input will enhance our newsgathering operation. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with them and hearing their own views as the day progresses.”