Live-streaming masterclass – a video tutorial

By Matt Abbott | 3rd May 2017

In your mobile phone, you have a TV station in your pocket. Via your Twitter and Facebook accounts, you can present a live video show to your community, or the world, and interact with viewers as they send comments onto the screen. You could be the host of a weekly news round-up, a tour around the area, interviews or news conferences. And as Facebook prioritises ‘live’ ahead of standard video, still images or text, the engagement you are likely to get may be rather more than you are used to.

Broadcaster and author Peter Stewart wrote about live-streaming on our website back in 2015 and wrote the world’s first book, ‘Up Your Periscope’ on the topic (out in October 2017).

As a radio and TV broadcaster, Peter saw that many techniques that he’s used and taught before, are equally as relevant for those live-streaming for the very first time. Peter has presented training sessions for the BBC and Oxfam.

In partnership with NUJ Training Wales, The Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ) delivered this fantastic FREE masterclass in live-streaming with Peter, who, in this video, talks through some case studies of how news reporters (including community journalists) are using the platform, and show you how to get started: for example – what to show, what to say, and what kit to use.

The session was live-streamed using a MevoCamera and broadcast on twitter via Periscope.

We are publishing this video with Peter’s permission and we hope to see you ‘go live’ very soon! Enjoy!


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