Fairfax Media website The Brisbane Times has introduced rolling coverage of the city’s news from morning to night in what is believed to be an industry first.
The site previously had three peak updates – early morning, lunch and then 5pm – but editor Simon Holt has introduced a Brisbane Live section with constant updates on all city news such as traffic conditions, burst watermains, breaking political news.
“It is to my knowledge the first news website to cover a city live throughout the day – rolling coverage of a single city,” Holt told Mumbrella.
“People can have it on in the background and it automatically updates so people can check in on it. It includes video, Tweets, audio – the full multi media package.”
On Tuesday there were 50 live items posted from 8am to 6pm.
Holt said the traditional three daily updated editions would continue.